Religion and the American Civil War / Edition 1

Religion and the American Civil War / Edition 1

by Randall M. Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195121295

ISBN-13: 9780195121292

Pub. Date: 11/05/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The sixteen essays in this volume, all previously unpublished, address the little considered question of the role played by religion in the American Civil War. The authors show that religion, understood in its broadest context as a culture and community of faith, was found wherever the war was found. Comprising essays by such scholars as Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Drew

Overview

The sixteen essays in this volume, all previously unpublished, address the little considered question of the role played by religion in the American Civil War. The authors show that religion, understood in its broadest context as a culture and community of faith, was found wherever the war was found. Comprising essays by such scholars as Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Drew Galpin Faust, Mark Noll, Reid Mitchell, Harry Stout, and Bertram Wyatt-Brown, and featuring an afterword by James McPherson, this collection marks the first step towards uncovering this crucial yet neglected aspect of American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195121292
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/05/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contributorsxi
Introduction3
I.Overview
1.Religion and the American Civil War21
II.Ideas
2.The Bible and Slavery43
3.Religion in the Collapse of the American Union74
4.Church, Honor, and Secession89
5.The Coming of the Lord: The Northern Protestant Clergy and the Civil War Crisis110
6."Wholesome Reading Purifies and Elevates the Man": The Religious Military Press in the Confederacy131
7."Yankee Faith" and Southern Redemption: White Southern Baptist Ministers, 1850-1890167
8.Stonewall Jackson and the Providence of God187
9.Lincoln's Sermon on the Mount: The Second Inaugural208
III.People
10.Days of Judgment, Days of Wrath: The Civil War and the Religious Imagination of Women Writers229
11."Without Pilot or Compass": Elite Women and Religion in the Civil War South250
12.Catholic Religion, Irish Ethnicity, and the Civil War261
13.Christian Soldiers?: Perfecting the Confederacy297
IV.Places
14.Civil War, Religion, and Communications: The Case of Richmond313
15.Religion and the Results of the Civil War360
V.Comparisons
16.Religion and the American Civil War in Comparative Perspective385
Afterword408
Index413

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