New Book by James Moorhead: Princeton Seminary in American Religion and Culture
|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.
In honor of Princeton Seminary's
Bicentennial, friends and alums of the Seminary are being offered a
special promotional price of $25. The retail price is $60. The special
price expires December 2012.
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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.
|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
James 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.