The Civil War as a Theological Crisis by Mark A. Noll
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press | Number Of Pages: 216 | Publication Date: 2006-04-24 | ISBN-10: 0807830127 | PDF | 1 Mb
The Civil War was a major turning point in American religious thought, argues Mark A. Noll. Although Christian believers agreed with one another that the Bible was authoritative and that it should be interpreted through commonsense principles, there was rampant disagreement about what Scripture taught about slavery. Furthermore, most Americans continued to believe that God ruled over the affairs of people and nations, but they were radically divided in their interpretations of what God was doing in and through the war.