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The Democratization of American Christianity, by Nathan Hatch, was written to expound in depth the recounting of the five major mass movements of the nineteenth century. Nathan Hatch has been noted as one of the most influential scholars in the study of the history of religion in America. In his book, he profoundl...
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...r as for the seminary scholar. Whether one is seeking to understand their own heritage or studying in depth the many facets of church history, this book offers a clear framework of evidence. Overall, I think this book was an easy read compared to others of American History. Hatch’s narrative tone really brought the pages to life. Starting off, I dared to hold to the notion that this book was solely meant to increase my wisdom of American history and the ecclesiastical changes brought forth from this era. I now, however, see how this can be spiritually valuable as well. Understanding the enthusiasm and explosion of thoughts and efforts that influenced Christianity today makes a significant difference in how much you appreciate the sovereign hand of God. Just as Hatch noted, we can rejoice that the “weak were confounding the mighty, the last becoming the first” (226).
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