Protestantism in America: A Narrative History
by Jerald C. Brauer


The purpose of this section is to list in consecutive order the titles from which quotations were taken. For those wishing a fully documented and detailed history of Christianity in America, the following works of Professor William Warren Sweet are indispensable: The Story of Religion in America, 2d rev. ed. (Harper & Brothers, 1950); Religion in Colonial America (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1942); Religion in the Development of American Culture (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1952). These three volumes have full bibliographies covering every phase of religion in America. Other indispensable tools are: H. Shelton Smith, Robert T. Handy, and Lefferts A. Loetscher, American Christianity (Charles Scribner’s Sons, Vol. I, 1960; Vol. II, 1963); Sidney E. Mead, The Lively Experiment (Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 1963); and Edwin Scott Gaustad, Historical Atlas of Religion in America (Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 1962). The indispensable bibliographical source is Nelson R. Burr, A Critical Bibliography of Religion in America (Princeton University Press, 2 vols., 1961). Also, a good deal of bibliographical material is available in Professor Kenneth Scott Latourette’s A History of the Expansion of Christianity, Vols. IV and VII (Harper & Brothers, 1941 and 1945).


Ashton, Robert, ed., The Works of John Robinson, Vol. I. London, John Snow, 1851. The account of Robinson’s parting advice was reported by John Winslow, and there is no extant copy of the sermon; therefore, this book paraphrases the message as reported by Winslow in Ashton’s edition of Robinson’s works.

Miller, Perry, and Johnson, T. H., The Puritans. American Book Company, 1938.


Adams, Charles F., Antinomianism in the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, 1636 - 1638, Vol. 21. Boston, Publications of the Prince Society, 1894.


Tennent, Gilbert, The Danger of an Unconverted Ministry. 1740.


Mayhew, Jonathan, Election Day Sermon, 1754.

Morill, Isaac, Sermon at Wilmington, April 3, 1755. Quoted in Baldwin, Alice, The New England Clergy and the American Revolution. Duke University Press, 1928.

Cleaveland, John, Letters to the Essex Gazette, April 18 and 25, 1775.

Quoted in Baldwin, Alice, op. cit., Appendix A. Lathrop, J., A Sermon Preached to the Ancient and Honorable Artillery-Company in Boston. Boston, 1774.


Penn, William, quoted in Stokes, Anson Phelps, Church and State in America, Vol. I. Harper & Brothers, 1950.

Van Doren, Carl, ed., The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Pocket Books, Inc., 1940.

Stokes, Anson Phelps, op. cit.

Blau, Joseph L., Cornerstones of Religious Freedom in America. The Beacon Press, 1949.


Peach, A. W., Selections from the Works of Thomas Paine. Harcourt, Brace & Company, Inc., 1928.

Crevecouer St. John, J. Hector, Letters from an American Farmer. New York, 1904.


Beecher, Charles, ed., Autobiography and Correspondence of Lyman Beecher, two vols. New York, 1865.

Strickland, W. P., ed., Autobiography of Peter Cartwright. New York, 1857.

Cleveland, C. C., The Great Revival in the West, 1797-1805. Chicago University Press, 1916.

Finney, Charles G., Memoirs. A. S. Barnes & Company, 1876.


Mode, Peter G., Source Book and Bibliographical Guide for American Church History. Menasha, Wis., B. Banta Publishing Co., 1921.

Finney, Charles G., Memoirs.


Cartwright, Peter, Autobiography.

Sturtevant, J. M. Jr., ed., An Autobiography, J. M. Sturtevant, New York, 1896.

Lane, Daniel, Letter to A. H. M. S., July 13, 1843. Quoted in Goodykoontz, Cohn B., Home Missions on the American Frontier. Caxton Printers, 1939.

Beecher, Lyman, A Plea for the West. Truman & Smith, 1836.

Finney, Charles G., Memoirs.


Emerson, Ralph W., An Address Delivered Before the Senior Class in Divinity College, Cambridge, 1838. Boston, American Unitarian Association, 1941.

Sears, Clara Endicott, Days of Delusion. Houghton Muffin Company, 1924.


Quoted in Jenkins, William Sumner, Pro-Slavery Thought in the Old South. University of North Carolina Press, 1935.


Stern, Philip Van Doren, The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln. The Modern Library, 1940.

Bushnell, Horace, Christian Nurture. New York, Baker & Scribner, 1861.


Quoted in Day, R. E., Bush Aglow. The Judson Press, 1936. Mott, John R., The Evangelization of the World in This Generation. New York, Student Volunteer Movement, 1901.


Quoted in Roberts, Windsor H., "The Reaction of the American Protestant Churches to the Darwinian Philosophy, 1860-1900." Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation at the University of Chicago, March, 1936.

Abbott, Lyman, Reminiscences. Houghton Muffin Company, 1915.

Briggs, Charles A., The Authority of Holy Scripture: an Inaugural Address. Scribner’s, 1891.

Eddy, Mary Baker, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Boston, Joseph Armstrong, 1907.


Adams, Charles Francis, quoted in Gabriel, Ralph H., The Course of American Democratic Thought. New York, The Ronald Press, 1940.

Bushnell, Horace, Women’s Suffrage; the Reform Against Nature. New York, 1869.

Quoted in May, Henry F., Protestant Churches and Industrial America. Harper & Brothers, 1949.

Baer, quoted in Garrison, W. E., The March of Faith. Harper & Brothers, 1933.

Gladden, Washington, Working People and Their Employers. New York, 1894.

Quoted from Cole, Stewart G., The History of Fundamentalism. New York, Richard R. Smith, Inc., 1931.


Sanford, E., ed., Church Federation. Fleming H. Revell Company, 1906.

Sanford, E., ed., The Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America. Fleming H. Revell Company, 1909.

Quoted in Abrams, Ray H., Preachers Present Arms. Philadelphia, Round Table Press, 1933.