Founding the Fathers: Early Church History and Protestant Professors in Nineteenth-Century America
Elizabeth A. Clark
576 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth Apr 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4319-2 | $69.95 | £45.50
A volume in the Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion series
"This is a genuinely pioneering work from one of the most engaged historians of early Christianity. Elizabeth A. Clark's lucid exposition reveals a mastery of scholarship on German, British, and American educational curricula and intellectual life."–Mark Vessey, University of British Columbia
Founding the Fathers explores the development of early Christian history and theology as a discipline in four nineteenth-century Protestant seminaries in the United States. Archival sources reveal how professors adjusted German scholarship to fit Americans' evangelical assumptions and to make the Catholic past more palatable. Read more . . .