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Rebuilding the Christian Commonwealth

Rebuilding the Christian Commonwealth

New England Congregationalists and Foreign Missions, 1800-1830

by John A. Andrew III

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

240 Pages

  • Hardcover
  • 9780813113333
  • Published: December 1976

$70.00

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The foreign missionary movement of the early 19th century grew out of the efforts of churches in New England to deal with the changes then taking place in society. The erosion of traditional institutional structures and social values plus the rise of Unitarianism threatened the destruction of the traditional faith. Mr. Andrew holds that the Congregational clergy used foreign missions not only to implant New England culture in heathen lands but also to awaken a sense of community at home.