Southern Missions: The Religion of the American South in Global Perspective

Southern Missions: The Religion of the American South in Global Perspective

by Charles Reagan Wilson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932792676
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2006
Series: Edmonson Lecture Series
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Charles R. Wilson (Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin) is Professor of History and Southern Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

Table of Contents

Preface

Lecture 1: Southern Religion, the Atlantic World, and Beyond

Lecture 2: The World Comes South: The Changing Context of Southern Religion

What People are Saying About This

Philip Jenkins

In this lively and insightful study, Charles Reagan Wilson places the history and culture of Southern religion in a global dimension. He ranges widely from early settlement, evangelical movements and missions, through the modern influx of people and movements from Africa, Asia and Latin America. He shows convincingly that patterns of globalization are anything but new to American religion, and especially to the American South.

Beth Barton Schweiger

Charles Reagan Wilson offers a timely and fascinating survey of how the particular identity of Southern Protestants has fared in a global context. Ranging from Britain to Africa to China, and including groups as diverse as Latino Pentecostals, Thai Buddhists, and Korean Baptists, Wilson describes how this historically evangelical region has been transformed by the more than one-fifth of its residents who are non-Protestants.

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