Keepers of the Covenant: Frontier Missions and the Decline of Congregationalism, 1774-1818

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INDEX
Africa, 53, 55
Allegheny mountains, 74
American Revolution, 9-10, 17, 89, 91; and religious reorientation, 3-4, 154n.10; and egalitarian impulse, 6-7, 35, 64, 68, 117; as influence upon missions, 21-24; conservatism of, 22
Amherst College, 119
Andover Seminary, 170n.33
Andrews, Josiah B., 89
Anglican church, 4, 9, 17
Antiauthoritarianism, 3, 32, 35, 115. See also Anticlericalism; Egalitarian Impulse Anticlericalism: and opposition to Appropriation Act, 33-35; and criticism of Congregational missions, 37, 40, 58, 62; in new settlements, 42, 49-51, 67, 125, 170n.25; and populist religious sects, 103; and attacks upon Congregational clergy, 121; among Congregational laity, 123 Appropriation Act, 33, 41 Arminianism: in new settlements, 11, 135, 138, 140; Congregational hostility toward, 43; and western revivals, 73
Asbury, Francis, 36, 51, 106, 178n.14
Avery, John, 158n.20
Awakening, definition of, 57, 164n.16
Backus, Azel, 38
Backus, Charles, 20, 53, 165n.32, 171n.47
Bacon, David, 62, 109-10, 121, 125
Badger, Joseph, 84, 90-92, 96, 118, 172n.50; and political controversy, 67; elitism of, 90; attitude toward falling, 93- 94; impression of sacramental occasion, 97; and Western Reserve camp meetings, 98-100; as innovator, 101; notoriety of, 110-11; education of, 119, 175n.8; salary of, 122; financial woes of, 124-26; views on missionary vocation, 137-38; opinion of Presbyterian revivalists, 173n.68
Banner, Lois, 16
Baptist Missionary Society, 55, 60
Baptists, 25, 47, 115, 126, 130; growth of, 4, 14, 36; competitive advantage of, 5-6, 118, 148; impact of Great Awakening upon, 17; and missionary collection, 32- 33; Congregationalist views of, 48, 129; Congregationalist competition with, 49, 138, 140-41, 144-45; attitude toward Congregational clergy, 81; populism of, 116, 128, 149; salary of preachers, 121
Beasley, James, 33
Beaver, R. Pierce, 15
Beecher, Lyman, 8, 118, 155n.12, 176n.22
Beer, Jonathan, 121
Bellamy, Joseph, 20, 38, 42, 163n.14, 170- 71n.36
Benedict, Abner, 14, 124, 138
Benevolence, 19
Benevolent Associations, 84
Bennedict, Joel, 135, 138, 140-41, 146, 178n.7
Berkshire Missionary Society, 143
Berkshire Mountains, 21, 25
Bilhartz, Terry, 48, 116-17
Bissell, Hezekiah, 164n.31
Bloch, Ruth, 167n.57
"Bodily Exercises": in Great Revival, 72; in Great Awakening, 74-75; Jonathan Edwards on, 76-77; associated with enthusiasm, 78-79; at Presbyterian sacramental seasons, 92-96; in Western Reserve, 100- 101
Bostwick, Shadrack, 79
Bowdoin College, 119

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