In this video interview, Professor Moorhead talks about why he wrote the book, discusses how he focused the research, and shares his favorite parts of the book. 


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The book, which has been reviewed by Daniel Walker Howe, a Pulitzer Prize winner, recaps the story of Princeton Theological Seminary as the Presbyterian Church’s first seminary in America. The 544-page book intertwines Princeton’s story with American religious and cultural events, the history of theological education, the Presbyterian church, and conceptions of ministry in general.moorhead_quote4

The book highlights:
• Princeton Seminary as a small institution that had a major impact on religious perspective/practice of mainline Protestantism in the U.S.
• Princeton as the first seminary in the U.S. to educate and graduate an African American student

• Mainline Protestants’ perspectives on the Civil War, Vietnam, Civil Rights, and feminism


Moorhead_profileJames Moorhead is professor of American church history at Princeton Theological Seminary and the senior editor of The Journal of Presbyterian History.  Among his publications are American Apocalypse: Yankee Protestants and the Civil War, 1860–1869 and World Without End: Mainstream American Protestant Visions of the Last Things, 1880–1925.