Mark Twain's Religion

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Phipps provides perceptions often overlooked into the way Clemens's religion was related to such significant issues as racism, imperialism, and materialism. This study takes a close look at his growing up in the slave culture of Missouri Protestants and his subsequent involvement in the radically different abolition culture in which his wife was raised.

Like Twain, who aimed at communicating with the common person, Phipps has written in a style that will attract the educated ...

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Overview

Phipps provides perceptions often overlooked into the way Clemens's religion was related to such significant issues as racism, imperialism, and materialism. This study takes a close look at his growing up in the slave culture of Missouri Protestants and his subsequent involvement in the radically different abolition culture in which his wife was raised.

Like Twain, who aimed at communicating with the common person, Phipps has written in a style that will attract the educated public while providing fresh insights for Twain scholars. His research has taken him to Hannibal, Elmira, Hartford, and to the Twain archives in Berkeley. Mostly chronological, the book makes extensive use of Twain's works and, often neglected in such studies on Twain, the Bible, his most important literary source.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865548978
  • Publisher: Mercer University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 386
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication
Significant Dates for This Study
Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Along the Mississippi 7
3 Peripatetic Journalist 41
4 Amid Liberal Calvinists 89
5 Justice in America 143
6 Ambassador-at-Large 187
7 Biblical Usages 221
8 Theological Journey 263
9 Final Quest 313
10 Conclusion 351
Bibliography 377
Index 383
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