Short History of the Christian Church

John Fletcher HURST (1834 - 1903)

"The present work has as its basis the series of five Short Histories by the same author, which appeared in the following order: The Reformation, 1884; The Early Church, 1886; The Medieval Church, 1887; The Modern Church in Europe, 1888; and The Church in the United States, 1890. The five volumes form a connected History of the Church nearly down to the present time." (from the preface)
John Fletcher Hurst was an American bishop in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He wrote the 5 histories as Chautauqua textbooks. The audio files are in the following order:
Part 1: The Early Church (A.D. 30-750)
Part 2: The Medieval Church (A.D. 750-1517)
Part 3: The Reformation (A.D. 1517-1545)
Part 4: The Modern Church in Europe (A.D. 1558-1892)
Part 5: The Church in the United States (A.D. 1492-1892)

Genre(s): Christianity - Other

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface TriciaG
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Play 01 1.1 The Church and Its History TriciaG
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Play 02 1.2 The Scene of the Labors of the Apostles TriciaG
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Play 03 1.3 The Greek and Roman Conditions TriciaG
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Play 04 1.4 The Attitude of Judaism towards Christianity TriciaG
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Play 05 1.5 The Period of Universal Persecution TriciaG
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Play 06 1.6 Christian Worship TriciaG
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Play 07 1.7 The Life of Christians TriciaG
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Play 08 1.8 Ecclesiastical Organization TriciaG
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Play 09 1.9 Ebionism and Gnosticism TriciaG
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Play 10 1.10 The Pagan Literary Attack TriciaG
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Play 11 1.11 The Christian Defenders TriciaG
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Play 12 1.12 The Christian Schools TriciaG
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Play 13 1.13 Liberation under Constantine TriciaG
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Play 14 1.14 Reaction under Julian TriciaG
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Play 15 1.15 The Montanistic Reform TriciaG
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Play 16 1.16 Controversies on Christ TriciaG
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Play 17 1.17 The Later Controversies TriciaG
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Play 18 1.18 Ecclesiastical Schisms TriciaG
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Play 19 1.19 The Scriptures and Tradition TriciaG
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Play 20 1.20 Apocryphal Writings TriciaG
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Play 21 1.21 Theology During the Early Period TriciaG
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Play 22 1.22 Ecclesiastical Government and the Roman Primacy TriciaG
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Play 23 1.23 Sacred Seasons and Public Worship TriciaG
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Play 24 1.24 Ecclesiastical Discipline TriciaG
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Play 25 1.25 Christian Life and Usages TriciaG
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Play 26 1.26 The Church in the Catacombs TriciaG
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Play 27 1.27 Monasticism TriciaG
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Play 28 1.28 The Age of Gregory the Great TriciaG
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Play 29 1.29 The Expansion of Christianity TriciaG
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Play 30 1.30 The Close of the Early Period TriciaG
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Play 31 2.1 The Medieval Transition TriciaG
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Play 32 2.2 The Reign of Charlemagne TriciaG
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Play 33 2.3 Church and State under the Later Carolingian Rulers TriciaG
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Play 34 2.4 The Fictitious Isidore TriciaG
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Play 35 2.5 Mohammedanism TriciaG
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Play 36 2.6 The Schools of Charlemagne TriciaG
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Play 37 2.7 Theological Movements TriciaG
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Play 38 2.8 The Rule of the Popes TriciaG
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Play 39 2.9 The Gregorian Reform TriciaG
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Play 40 2.10 Moral Life and Ecclesiastical Usages TriciaG
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Play 41 2.11 The Public Services TriciaG
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Play 42 2.12 The Writers of the Times TriciaG
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Play 43 2.13 New Missions TriciaG
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Play 44 2.14 Schism between the East and the West TriciaG
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Play 45 2.15 The Anglo-Saxon Church TriciaG
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Play 46 2.16 Arnold of Brescia TriciaG
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Play 47 2.17 The Waldenses and the Albigenses TriciaG
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Play 48 2.18 Thomas Becket TriciaG
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Play 49 2.19 The Monastic Orders TriciaG
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Play 50 2.20 Monasteries as Centres of Intellectual Life TriciaG
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Play 51 2.21 Christian Art TriciaG
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Play 52 2.22 Christian Worship TriciaG
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Play 53 2.23 The Crusades: A.D. 1096-1270 TriciaG
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Play 54 2.24 Arabic Philosophy TriciaG
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Play 55 2.25 The Hohenstaufens in Italy TriciaG
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Play 56 2.26 The Jewish Philosophy TriciaG
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Play 57 2.27 The Scholastic Philosophy TriciaG
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Play 58 2.28 Abelard and his Fortunes TriciaG
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Play 59 2.29 General Literature TriciaG
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Play 60 2.30 The Great Schools TriciaG
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Play 61 2.31 The Divided Papacy TriciaG
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Play 62 2.32 Retrospect TriciaG
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Play 63 3.1 The Heralds of Protestantism TriciaG
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Play 64 3.2 The Humanism of Italy TriciaG
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Play 65 3.3 The Reformatory Councils TriciaG
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Play 66 3.4 The German Reformation: Martin Luther TriciaG
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Play 67 3.5 Luther: Further Labors and Personal Character TriciaG
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Play 68 3.6 Melanchthon and other German Reformers TriciaG
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Play 69 3.7 The Reformation in German Switzerland TriciaG
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Play 70 3.8 The Reformation in French Switzerland TriciaG
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Play 71 3.9 The English Reformation: First Period TriciaG
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Play 72 3.10 The English Reformation: Second Period TriciaG
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Play 73 3.11 The Scotch Reformation TriciaG
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Play 74 3.12 The Reformation in the Netherlands TriciaG
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Play 75 3.13 The Reformation in France TriciaG
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Play 76 3.14 The Reformation in Italy TriciaG
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Play 77 3.15 The Reformation in Spain and Portugal TriciaG
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Play 78 3.16 The Reformation in Scandinavia TriciaG
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Play 79 3.17 The Reformation in the Slavic Lands TriciaG
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Play 80 3.18 Survey of Results TriciaG
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Play 81 3.19 The Four Hundredth Anniversary of Luther's Birth TriciaG
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Play 82 4.1 Recuperative Measures of Romanism TriciaG
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Play 83 4.2 The Order of Jesuits TriciaG
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Play 84 4.3 The English Church under James I and Charles I TriciaG
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Play 85 4.4 The English Puritans TriciaG
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Play 86 4.5 The Quakers TriciaG
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Play 87 4.6 Cromwell and the Commonwealth TriciaG
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Play 88 4.7 The Church During the Restoration TriciaG
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Play 89 4.8 English Deism TriciaG
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Play 90 4.9 The Protestant Church in Germany TriciaG
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Play 91 4.10 Mysticism in Germany TriciaG
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Play 92 4.11 The Thirty Years' War TriciaG
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Play 93 4.12 The Protestant Emigration to America TriciaG
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Play 94 4.13 Arminius and the Synod of Dort TriciaG
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Play 95 4.14 The Salzburg Persecution TriciaG
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Play 96 4.15 Spener and Pietism TriciaG
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Play 97 4.16 The Moravians TriciaG
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Play 98 4.17 Swedenborg and the New Church TriciaG
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Play 99 4.18 Rationalism in Germany TriciaG
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Play 100 4.19 The Evangelical Reaction TriciaG
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Play 101 4.20 French Mysticism and Flemish Jansenism TriciaG
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Play 102 4.21 French Infidelity TriciaG
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Play 103 4.22 French Protestantism TriciaG
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Play 104 4.23 The Russo-Greek Church TriciaG
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Play 105 4.24 Wesley and Methodism TriciaG
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Play 106 4.25 The Tractarian Movement TriciaG
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Play 107 4.26 The Schools in the Church of England TriciaG
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Play 108 4.27 The English Universities TriciaG
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Play 109 4.28 Scholars and Divines of the English Church TriciaG
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Play 110 4.29 Puritan and Presbyterian Scholars and Divines TriciaG
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Play 111 4.30 Critical Periods in the History of the Scottish Church TriciaG
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Play 112 4.31 The Ekskine Schism and the Haldane Revival TriciaG
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Play 113 4.32 The Great Disruption TriciaG
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Play 114 4.33 Learning and Literary Culture in the Roman Catholic Church TriciaG
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Play 115 4.34 The Growth of Mary-Worship TriciaG
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Play 116 4.35 The End of the Temporal Power of the Papacy TriciaG
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Play 117 4.36 The Contest with Germany TriciaG
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Play 118 4.37 The Survival of Superstition TriciaG
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Play 119 4.38 Roman Catholicism in England TriciaG
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Play 120 4.39 The Vatican Council TriciaG
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Play 121 4.40 The Old Catholics TriciaG
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Play 122 4.41 The Evangelical Alliance TriciaG
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Play 123 4.42 The Sunday-School TriciaG
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Play 124 4.43 The Revision of the Bible TriciaG
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Play 125 4.44 The Protestant Mission Field TriciaG
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Play 126 4.45 The Temperance Reform TriciaG
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Play 127 4.46 Philanthropy in England and Germany TriciaG
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Play 128 4.47 English Preachers TriciaG
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Play 129 4.48 Literature and Religion in England TriciaG
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Play 130 4.49 The Salvation Army TriciaG
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Play 131 4.50 Survey of Religious Life on the Continent TriciaG
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Play 132 5.1.1 The New Christendom TriciaG
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Play 133 5.1.2 The Spanish Colonization TriciaG
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Play 134 5.1.3 The French Colonization TriciaG
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Play 135 5.1.4 The English Colonization: Virginia and Massachusetts TriciaG
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Play 136 5.1.5 Maryland, Pennsylvania, and other English Colonies TriciaG
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Play 137 5.1.6 Continental Colonies: Dutch, Swedes, Huguenots, and other Protestants TriciaG
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Play 138 5.1.7 The Providential Planting TriciaG
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Play 139 5.1.8 Political Framework of the Colonies TriciaG
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Play 140 5.1.9 Church Government in the Colonies TriciaG
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Play 141 5.1.10 Education TriciaG
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Play 142 5.1.11 Intolerance in the Colonies TriciaG
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Play 143 5.1.12 Religious Life of the Colonies TriciaG
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Play 144 5.1.13 Colonial Worship and Usages TriciaG
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Play 145 5.1.14 Missions to the Indians TriciaG
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Play 146 5.1.15 Theological Movements TriciaG
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Play 147 5.1.16 Religious Literature TriciaG
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Play 148 5.1.17 Early Leaders TriciaG
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Play 149 5.1.18 The Influence of the Puritans TriciaG
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Play 150 5.1.19 The Episcopal Defection in Connecticut TriciaG
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Play 151 5.2.1 The Church at the Founding of the Republic TriciaG
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Play 152 5.2.2 The Separation of Church and State TriciaG
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Play 153 5.2.3 The French Infidelity TriciaG
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Play 154 5.2.4 Revival at the Beginning of the Century TriciaG
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Play 155 5.2.5 Expansion in the South and West TriciaG
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Play 156 5.2.6 The Protestant Episcopal Church TriciaG
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Play 157 5.2.7 The Congregational Church TriciaG
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Play 158 5.2.8 The Reformed Churches TriciaG
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Play 159 5.2.9 The Baptist Church TriciaG
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Play 160 5.2.10 The Presbyterian Church TriciaG
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Play 161 5.2.11 The Lutheran Church TriciaG
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Play 162 5.2.12 American Methodism TriciaG
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Play 163 5.2.13 The Roman Catholic Church TriciaG
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Play 164 5.2.14 The Unitarian Church TriciaG
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Play 165 5.2.15 The Universalist Church TriciaG
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Play 166 5.2.16 The Moravian Church TriciaG
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Play 167 5.2.17 Alexander Campbell and the Disciples of Christ TriciaG
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Play 168 5.2.18 The Quakers TriciaG
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Play 169 5.2.19 Other Denominations TriciaG
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Play 170 5.2.20 The Transcendentalists TriciaG
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Play 171 5.2.21 Communistic Churches TriciaG
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Play 172 5.2.22 The Mormons TriciaG
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Play 173 5.2.23 The Antislavery Reform TriciaG
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Play 174 5.2.24 The Temperance Reform TriciaG
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Play 175 5.2.25 Philanthropy and Christian Union TriciaG
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Play 176 5.2.26 Missions TriciaG
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Play 177 5.2.27 The Sunday-School TriciaG
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Play 178 5.2.28 Christian Literature TriciaG
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Play 179 5.2.29 The American Pulpit TriciaG
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Play 180 5.2.30 Theology of the American Church TriciaG
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Play 181 5.2.31 Theological Scholarship TriciaG
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