This book is primarily an effort at synthesis.
It's a rather long (450pages) book, with a complex structure and at times detailed arguments, so i find myself wondering to whom to recommend it.
Mark Noll is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors in the area of American history, and American religious history in particular.
The book probes the theological writings of the first couple centuries of nation. The thesis is that classical biblical and dogmatic doctrines are interwoven with republican... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Dale Patrick
Noll's work is so expansive, so detailed that is may be best consumed piecemeal. America's God spends most of its time exploring the relationship between classical, republican... Read morePublished 15 months ago by J. Laurence
I found AMERICA'S GOD to be excellent scholarship but very heavy reading. You really need to know the subject area from other authors or some of Dr. Read morePublished on August 31, 2011 by Warren S. BEAVEN
Mark Noll is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors in the area of American history, and American religious history in particular. Read morePublished on January 23, 2009 by Brandon Cozart
I knew what I wanted in this book and that was primarily as a reference.It is not bedtime reading but with charts and tables of the relevant historical events it is ideal to turn... Read morePublished on September 18, 2007 by W MCCANN
This very ambitious and enlightening book is an effort to write a "social history of theology" for American religion between the mid-18th century and the Civil War. Read morePublished on March 24, 2007 by R. Albin
This is an outstanding work on the development of the American
theocratic tradition from colonial times up through the
Civil War and President Abraham Lincoln. Read more
Noll is truly a treasured Christian historian of our times, documenting with his many writings the tracing out of theological influences in our country's development. Read morePublished on July 24, 2003 by rodboomboom
Historian after historian continue to baffle me. These Phd's seem to base their historical assumptions upon a country that did not exist in the 19th century: America [Read: Alexis... Read morePublished on May 3, 2003 by Thomas W. Allen