By Paul E. Johnson
A quarter-century after its first booklet, A Shopkeeper's Millennium is still a landmark work--brilliant either as a brand new interpretation of the intimate connections between politics, economic climate, and faith in the course of the moment nice Awakening, and as a shocking portrait of a quickly turning out to be frontier urban. The non secular revival that reworked the USA within the 1820s, making it the main militantly Protestant country on the earth and spawning reform routine devoted to temperance and to the abolition of slavery, had an extremely strong impact in Rochester, ny. Paul E. Johnson explores the explanations for the revival's brilliant luck there, suggesting very important hyperlinks among its ethical accounting and the city's new commercial international. In a brand new preface, he reassesses his proof and his conclusions during this significant paintings.
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Will admit. Second over: that it be recommended to evry minister of the Presbytery to set on foot &. encourage private christian societies. Third over: That evry minister of the Presbytery supplie neighbouring desolate places where a minister is wanting &. opportunity of doing good offers. Meeting in Philadelphia, Presbyterian clergy assumed the freedom to organize and the right to worship, to preach and teach, and to administer the sacraments. Presbyterians made no divine right claims of Presbyterian order or for an establishment of the Presbyterian Church.
In this connection, when William addressed the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, he suggested that "moderation" was now needed. Later, during Queen Anne's reign, the Act of Security safeguarded Presbyterians in the north as the parliaments of the two countries were united in 1707. However, the Patronage Act gave to aristocrats who controlled church property the right to present ministers to parishes, thus undercutting one of the prerogatives of congregations, that of electing their own pastors.
Some entered New jersey and Pennsylvania by way of Philadelphia. They often moved west toward what became Pittsburgh, or south by way of the Valley of Virginia, where they settled, or pressed on to the Carolina back country. As they suffered and sometimes died in their exodus from Ireland, so they experienced hardship in their new homeland in an untamed wilderness. They made life more dangerous for themselves by encroaching on Indian territory. Some of them not religiously affiliated found their way into Baptist, and later, Methodist churches for solace and help.
A Shopkeeper's Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815-1837 by Paul E. Johnson