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At this point the reader would wonder why butler includes the practice of alchemy with the believing in miracles, since science...  Read More

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This is not the religious freedom one usually associates with the new world.

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In the american religious context, where pluralism was the main characteristic, more leveled status to clergy, and more authori...  Read More

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The american revolution brought a shift in the religious landscape as anglican ministers who supported the crown fled and as a ...  Read More

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Butler views the american revolution as a secular event.

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  • This product had a total of 20 reviews as of our last analysis date on Oct 22 2021.
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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    A pervasive skepticism is not the only component at the foundation of butler's approach.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    It should not surprise us, then, that butler would arrive to untraditional conclusions.


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    His main argument, that the christianization of america came through a process of syncretism, would have not only alarmed protestant leaders in the 19th century, but would also have worried religious historians in the 20th century.


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    And by assuming that african american ideology was secular before 1760 he contradicts his conclusion that slavery's destruction of african religious systems in america .


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    If we still ignore this contradiction, his analysis of the african-american mass movement into protestant christianity cannot explain how would the unsophisticated african religious systems could have been a match to protestantism and to the complex life in american slavery.


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    Furthermore, by indicating that itinerant ministers opposed settled ministers selectively, he is not only ignoring their significance, but is also ignoring social forces that would naturally motivate the itinerants to seek support and sympathy from some settled ministers while ignoring others.


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    Curiously, butler's analysis of american revivalism is distinguished by a robust defense to the anglican church, and a downplaying of dissent's strength and growth-, which is also a revision in traditional american religious history.


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    It may be that butler needs this combination to highlight his point of protestants' lack of purity and imprecision, which would have been impossible otherwise.

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