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1783-1815: Religion: Publications

1783-1815: Religion: Publications

Hannah Adams, Alphabetical Compendium of the Various Sects (Boston: Printed by B. Edes & Sons, 1784)early U.S. example of comparative religious history;

Adams, The History of the Jews, 2 volumes (Boston: J. Eliot Jr., 1812)largely sympathetic account of Judaism, including U.S. Jews, for a Protestant audience;

Ethan Allen, Reason the Only Oracle of Man (Bennington, Vt.: Printed by Haswell & Russell, 1784)deist tract by a Revolutionary War hero;

American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, An Address to the Christian Public (Boston: Printed by Samuel T. Armstrong, 1811)manifesto justifying early foreign missionary efforts;

Isaac Backus, A Door Opened for Equal Christian Liberty, and No Man Can Shut It (Boston: Printed for the author and sold by Philip Freeman, 1783)sermon supporting religious freedom;

Hosea Ballou, A Treatise on Atonement (Randolph, Vt.: Printed by Sereno Wright, 1805)treatise on univer-salism;

Lyman Beecher, The Remedy for Duelling (Sag Harbor, N.Y.: Printed by Alden Spooner, 1807)early example of the moral reform literature produced by Beecher and other evangelicals;

Thomas Belsham, American Unitarianism (Boston: Printed by Nathaniel Willis, 1815)published by Jedidiah Morse, this biography included letters from Boston liberals about religion and became part of a pamphlet war about Unitarianism in the United States;

Thomas Campbell and others, Declaration and Address of the Christian Association of Washington (Washington, Pa.: Printed by Brown & Sample, 1809)a formative document of the Disciples of Christ, an evangelical group that mixed Christian and democratic features on the frontier;

John Carroll, Address to the Roman Catholics of the United States of America (Annapolis, Md.: Printed by F. Green, 1784)defense of Catholics against charges of being unpatriotic and less than Christian;

William Ellery Channing, Elements of Religion and Morality in the Form of a Catechism (Boston: Printed by John Eliot, 1813)early Unitarian catechism for use by children;

Channing, A Letter to the Rev. Samuel C. Thacher: on the Aspersions Contained in a Late Number of the Panoplist (Boston: Printed and published by Wells & Lilly, 1815)a defense of liberal religion and part of the pamphlet war over Unitarianism;

Constantin-François Chasseboeuf, Comte de Vol-ney, The Ruins: or A Survey of the Revolutions of Empires (New York: William A. Davis, 1796)first American edition of the popular rationalist work, attacking the clergy as tyrants set on destroying free society;

Charles Chauncy, The Benevolence of the Deity (Boston: Printed by Powars & Willis, 1784)early universalist tract by a leading Boston minister;

Chauncy, The Mystery Hid from Ages and Generations (London: C. Dilly, 1784)a universalist tract;

Lorenzo Dow, History of a Cosmopolite (New York: Printed by John C. Totten, 1814)systematic defense of camp meeting techniques by an early leader of U.S. Methodism;

Samuel Hopkins, Memoirs of the Life of Mrs. Sarah Osborn (Worcester, Mass.: Leonard Worcester, 1799)model account of female piety;

Hopkins, The System of Doctrines (Boston: Isaiah Thomas & Ebenezer T. Andrews, 1793)survey of orthodox Congregational theology by a leading orthodox minister;

Hopkins, A Treatise on the Millennium (Boston: Isaiah Thomas & Ebenezer T. Andrews, 1793)a short book about the coming end of the world;

Abner Jones, Memoirs of the Life and Experience, Travels and Preaching of Abner Jones (Exeter, N.H.: Printed by Norris & Sawyer, 1807)autobiography of a minister noted for mixing republicanism and revivalism;

Jesse Lee, A Short History of the Methodists (Baltimore: Magill & Clime, 1810)first official history of U.S. Methodism, describing its quick growth into one of the largest U.S. denominations;

James Madison, Memorial and Remonstrance (Worcester, Mass.: Printed by Isaiah Thomas, 1786)reprint of Madisons legislative argument promoting Jeffersons Bill for Religious Freedom in Virginia;

John M. Mason, The Voice of Warning, to Christians, on the Ensuing Election of a President of the United States (New York: Printed and sold by G. F. Hopkins, 1800)example of the religious attacks on Thomas Jefferson during the 1800 presidential election;

Methodist General Conference, Form of Discipline for the Ministers, Preachers, and other Members of the Methodist Episcopal Church in America (Philadelphia: Printed by Charles Cist, 1785)first edition of the basic collection of rules and rituals for U.S. Methodists;

James OKelly, The Authors Apology for Protesting against the Methodist Episcopal Government (Richmond, Va.: John Dixon, 1798)attack by a former Methodist on the hierarchical structure of that church as undemocratic and un-Christian;

Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason (Part I, New York: Printed by T. & J. Swords for J. Fellows, 1794; Part II, Philadelphia: Printed by Benjamin Franklin Bache for the author, 1776)deist treatise by the author of Common Sense;

Joseph Priestley, Discourses on the Evidence of Revealed Religion (London: J. Johnson, 1794)sermons on rationalism and religion, which influenced Thomas Jeffersons religious thinking;

Priestley, Socrates and Jesus Compared (Philadelphia: Printed for P. Byrne, 1803)discussion of rational religion, emphasizing Jesus as a moral teacher;

Benjamin Rush, Thoughts Upon Female Education (Philadelphia: Prichard & Hall, 1787)address about womens political and religious calling to be the moral guardians of society;

Thomas Scott, ed., The Holy Bible with Original Notes, Practical Observations, and Copious Marginal References (Philadelphia, 18041809)first U.S. version of one of the most popular family Bibles of the nineteenth century;

Elias Smith, The Loving Kindness of God Displayed in the Triumph of Republicanism in America (N.p., 1809)revivalists account of egalitarianism and religion;

Ezra Stiles, The United States Elevated to Glory and Honor (New Haven, Conn.: Printed by Thomas & Samuel Green, 1783)Connecticut election sermon by the president of Yale College, describing an American Israel which could lead a worldwide moral reformation;

Barton W. Stone and others, The Last Will and Testament of the Springfield Presbytery (N.p., 1808)early statement of principles by the Disciples of Christ;

Nathan Strong and others, comp., The Hartford Selection of Hymns (Hartford, Conn.: Printed by John Babcock, 1799)anthology of more than 350 hymns for public and private devotions, prompted by an increased interest in sacred songs connected to the revivals of the 1790s;

Chloe Willey, A Short Account of the Life of Mrs. Chloe Willey (Amherst, N.H.: Printed by Joseph Cushing, 1807)early womens conversion narrative;

John Witherspoon, The Works of the Rev. John Wither-spoon (Philadelphia: Printed and published by William W. Woodward, 18001801)works by the president of Princeton College, including his lectures on moral philosophy and religion, which expressed a natural and rational religion within a Calvinistic framework;

Samuel Worcester, ed., The Christian Mourning with Hope. A Sermon on Occasion of the Death of Mrs. Eleanor Emerson to which are Annexed Writings of Mrs. Emerson, with a Brief Sketch of her Life (Boston: Lincoln & Edmands, 1809)early example of a Christian biography meant as a model for other women;

Benjamin Seth Youngs, comp., Millennial Praises (Hancock, Mass.: Printed by Josiah Talcott Jr., 1813)collection of 140 Shaker hymns;

Youngs, The Testimony of Christs Second Appearing (Lebanon, Ohio: John MClean, 1808)early Shaker theological treatise.

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