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The Bible CauseA History of the American Bible Society$
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John Fea

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190253066

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.001.0001

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The Bible Cause in America

The Bible Cause in America

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(p.8) 1 The Bible Cause in America
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The Bible Cause
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John Fea

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0002

This chapter explores the history of the Bible Society movement in the United States and the role that Elias Boudinot played in trying to create a national Bible society. It begins with an examination of Boudinot and his vision for the American Bible Society (ABS). Boudinot was an American founder with a deep and abiding interest in biblical studies, particularly prophecy. He believed that the Bible must play an important role in resisting what he believed to be a secularizing culture in the early United States. This chapter concludes by examining how Boudinot brought several local and state Bible societies together in preparation for an 1816 meeting in New York City in the hopes of establishing the ABS.

Keywords:   Bible in America, Elias Boudinot, Samuel Mills, Philadelphia, Bible societies

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