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The Last PuritansMainline Protestants and the Power of the Past$
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Margaret Bendroth

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781469624006

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624006.001.0001

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The Boston Council of 1865

The Boston Council of 1865

(p.51) Chapter Three The Boston Council of 1865
The Last Puritans

Margaret Bendroth

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter demonstrates how the Boston meeting of 1865 echoed a long and complicated argument about the past in American culture. It argues that beneath all of the disagreements, discussions, and lengthy reports therein was a question about the authority of the past over the present, about the importance of continuity and the necessity of change. The end of the Civil War that year also brought new tensions into the debate. Within this larger context, it is not surprising that Congregationalists would become more and more preoccupied with history throughout the course of the late nineteenth century. The debates at the Boston meeting of 1865 echoed a long and complicated argument about the past in American culture itself.

Keywords:   Boston Council of 1865, Civil War, Congregationalists, history, American culture, late nineteenth century

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