Two Centuries of Christianity in America: An Overview

@article{Boyer2001TwoCO,
  title={Two Centuries of Christianity in America: An Overview},
  author={Paul S. Boyer},
  journal={Church History},
  year={2001},
  volume={70},
  pages={544 - 556}
}
  • P. Boyer
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • History
  • Church History
While the year 2000 did not prove to be the eschatological blockbuster that some of our bolder Bible prophecy popularizers anticipated, nor the year when all our computers melted down, as some Y2K alarmists predicted, it did provoke some historians to step back from their usual topics of inquiry to attempt to sum up in a broad overview fashion some of the major developments in the century just past. A spate of books like Harvard Sitkoff's edited collection of essays, Perspectives on Modern… 
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