Religion in America: Or, An Account of the Origin, Relation to the Sate, and Present Condition of the Evangelical Churches in the United States. With Notices of the Unevangelical Denominations

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A brief Geographical Notice of the United States
74
Obstacles which the Voluntary System has had to encounter
80
BOOK II
90
Religious Character of the Founders of New England Plymouth
96
Religious Character of the early Colonists Founders of New
105
Religious Character of the early Colonists Founders of New
113
Religious Character of the early Colonists Founders of the South
122
Religious Character of the early Colonists Colonists of New York
129
Religious Character of the early Colonists Founders of Dela
137
Religious Character of the early Colonists Emigrants from Wales
144
Religious Character of the early Colonists Huguenots from France
152
Religious Character of the early Colonists Emigrants from Ger
162
Summary
169
Relations between the Church and the Civil Power in the Colo
179
The Influences of the Union of Church and State as it formerly
185
The Influences of the Union of Church and State 2 In the South
195
State of Religion during the Colonial Era
201
BOOK III
207
Dissolution of the Union of Church and State in America when
213
Effects of the Dissolution of the Union of Church and State in
228
Whether the General Government of the United States has
235
Whether the Government of the United States may justly be called Infidel or Atheistical
240
The Government of the United States shown to be Christian by its Acts
243
The Governments of the Individual States organized on the basis of Christianity
247
The Legislation of the States shown to be in favor of Christianity
252
The Legislation of the States often bears favorably though incident ally on the cause of Religion
255
In what cases the action of the Civil Authority may be directed in reference to Religion
258
Review of the ground which we have gone over
261
BOOK IV
262
Foundation of the Voluntary Principle to be sought for in the Char ter and Habits of the People of the United States
265
How Church Edifices are built in Cities and large Towns
268
How Church Edifices are built in New Settlements
271
The Voluntary Principle developed How the Salaries of the Pas tors are raised
275
How Ministers of the Gospel are brought forward and how they become settled Pastors
279
The Voluntary Principle developed in Home Missions American Home Missionary Society
282
Presbyterian Board of Domestic Missions under the Direction of the General Assembly
287
Home Missions of the Episcopal Baptist and Reformed Dutch Churches
291
Home Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church
295
The Voluntary Principle developed Influence of the Voluntary Principle on Education Of Primary Schools
296
Grammarschools and Academies
301
Colleges and Universities
305
SundayschoolsAmerican Sundayschool Union and other Sun dayschool Societies
308
Bibleclasses
315
Maternal Societies
317
Education Societies
318
Theological Seminaries
322
Efforts to diffuse the Sacred Scriptures
334
Associations for the Circulation and Publication of Religious Tracts and Books
336
The Religious Literature of the United States
341
Efforts to promote the Religious and Temporal Interests of Sea men
346
BOOK V
368
The Evangelical Churches in the United States maintain Discipline
369
The Way in which Membership in our Churches is obtained
372
The Relations which unconverted Men hold to the Church
376
The Administration of Discipline
379
Character of American Preaching
381
Revivals of Religion
393
Supplementary Remarks on Revivals of Religion
426
Alleged Abuses in Revivals of Religion
428
Concluding Remarks on the Church and the Pulpit in America
435
BOOK VI
438
The Protestant Episcopal Church
439
The Congregational Churches
445
The Regular Baptist Churches
457
The Presbyterian Church
464
The Methodist Episcopal Church
489
The Moravian Church
498
Smaller Baptist Denominations
499
CHAP IXSmaller Presbyterian Churches Cumberland Presbyterians
504
Smaller Presbyterian Churches Reformed Dutch Church
505
Smaller Presbyterian Churches The Associate Church The As sociate Reformed Church and the Reformed Presbyterian Church
509
CHAP XH Smaller Presbyterian Churches The German Reformed Church
514
Smaller Presbyterian Churches The Lutheran Church
516
Smaller German Sects
521
Smaller Methodist Denominations
524
The Friends or Quakers
527
The Summary
530
Number of Evangelical Sects
535
Alleged Want of Harmony among the Evangelical Christians of the United States
536
BOOK VII
540
The Roman Catholic Church
541
_Unitarianism
547
Christian Connection
563
The Universalists
565
Swedenborgians and Tunkers
567
Rappists Shakers Mormons etc
569
Atheists Deists Socialists Fourrierists etc
575
General Remarks on the State of Theological Opinion in America
577
BOOK VIII
588
Earlier Efforts to convert the Aborigines
589
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
603
Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church
617
Missions of the Baptist Churches
621
Foreign Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church
623
CHAP VILBoard of Missions of the Protestant Episcopal Church
626
Foreign Missions of other Denominations
627
American Society for Ameliorating the Condition of the Jews
629
American Colonization Society
631
Summary
637
CONCLUSION
639

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