Religion in the American South: Protestants and Others in History and Culture / Edition 1

Religion in the American South: Protestants and Others in History and Culture / Edition 1

by Beth Barton Schweiger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807855707

ISBN-13: 9780807855706

Pub. Date: 11/22/2004

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

This collection of essays examines religion in the American South across three centuries--from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. The first collection published on the subject in fifteen years, Religion in the American South builds upon a new generation of scholarship to push scholarly conversation about the field…  See more details below

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This collection of essays examines religion in the American South across three centuries--from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. The first collection published on the subject in fifteen years, Religion in the American South builds upon a new generation of scholarship to push scholarly conversation about the field to a new level of sophistication by complicating "southern religion" geographically, chronologically, and thematically and by challenging the interpretive hegemony of the "Bible belt."

Contributors demonstrate the importance of religion in the South not only to American religious history but also to the history of the nation as a whole. They show that religion touched every corner of society--from the nightclub to the lynching tree, from the church sanctuary to the kitchen hearth.

These essays will stimulate discussions of a wide variety of subjects, including eighteenth-century religious history, conversion narratives, religion and violence, the cultural power of prayer, the importance of women in exploiting religious contexts in innovative ways, and the interracialism of southern religious history.

Contributors:
Kurt O. Berends, University of Notre Dame
Emily Bingham, Louisville, Kentucky
Anthea D. Butler, Loyola Marymount University
Paul Harvey, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Jerma Jackson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lynn Lyerly, Boston College
Donald G. Mathews, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jon F. Sensbach, University of Florida
Beth Barton Schweiger, University of Arkansas
Daniel Woods, Ferrum College

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807855706
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
11/22/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Before the Bible Belt: Indians, Africans, and the New Synthesis of Eighteenth-Century Southern Religious History5
2Max Weber in Mount Airy, Or, Revivals and Social Theory in the Early South31
3Thou Knowest Not What a Day May Bring Forth: Intellect, Power, Conversion, and Apostasy in the Life of Rachel Mordecai Lazarus (1788-1838)67
4Confederate Sacrifice and the "Redemption" of the South99
5The Royal Telephone: Early Pentecostalism in the South and the Enthusiastic Practice of Prayer125
6Lynching Is Part of the Religion of Our People: Faith in the Christian South153
7Church Mothers and Migration in the Church of God in Christ195
8Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Evolution of Gospel Music219
9Women and Southern Religion247
10God and Negroes and Jesus and Sin and Salvation: Racism, Racial Interchange, and Interracialism in Southern Religious History283
Contributors331
Index333

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