The Divided Heart: Essays on Protestantism and the Enlightenment in America

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byHenry F. May

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Bringing together essays by a leading intellectual and religious historian, The Divided Heart is a collection of recent reflections, sometimes with a considerable autobiographical element, by Henry F. May on the conflict between Protestantism and the Enlightenment that runs throughout thehistory of American culture. Summarizing May's opinions on recent historiographical arguments, the introduction to The Divided Heart tells of his own development as a historian, major influences upon his thinking, and how his practicing assumptions grew. Covering religion, there are essays on earlyAmerican history, Jonathan Edwards, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Reinhold Niebuhr, and "reflections on the uneasy relation" between religion and American intellectual history. Relating to the Enlightenment, there are essays on the Constitution and the "Jeffersonian Moment." Suggesting a new andinterdisciplinary approach, May's last essay deals with the end of the Enlightenment and the beginning of Romanticism, an area of history with which he has never before dealt.

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Bringing together essays by a leading intellectual and religious historian, The Divided Heart is a collection of recent reflections, sometimes with a considerable autobiographical element, by Henry F. May on the conflict between Protestantism and the Enlightenment that runs throughout thehistory of American culture. Summarizing May's o...

Henry F. May is at University of California, Berkeley (Emeritus).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.54 × 5.75 × 0.94 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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"Few historians have written for as long or as well about the American mind of Henry May."--Church History