Varieties of Southern Religious History: Essays in Honor of Donald G. Mathews

Varieties of Southern Religious History: Essays in Honor of Donald G. Mathews

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ISBN-13: 9781611174885
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Regina D. Sullivan is the dean of global education at Carson-Newman University. She holds an M.A.R. from Yale Divinity School and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Lottie Moon: A Southern Baptist Missionary to China in History and Legend. Her articles have appeared in Historically Speaking, Entering the Fray: Gender, Politics, and Culture in the New South, and Women in the American Civil War: An Encyclopedia.


Monte Harrell Hampton is an adjunct assistant professor of history at North Carolina State University and a pastor in the Raleigh area. He is the author of Storm of Words: Science, Religion, and Evolution in the Civil War Era.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: A Historian of "Humble Access" 1

"The Greatest Curiosity": Race, Religion, and Politics in Henry Evans's Methodist Church, 1785-1858 Monte Harrell Hampton 9

Strangers in a Wilderness: Lorenzo Dow and John Taylor on the Religious Frontiers of the Early American Republic Philip N. Mulder 22

"Taking Up" Quaker Slaves: The Origins of America's Slavery Imperative Larry E. Tise 35

Presbyterian Orthodoxy and the Dilemma of Pluralism: The Battle over Kentucky's Transylvania University, 1800-1830 David J. Voelker 51

Nat Turner and Signs of the Apocalypse Wayne K. Durrill 77

"Neither Cult nor Charisma": William Miller and Leadership of New Religious Movements Ruth Alden Doan 94

"Ladies, Arise'. The World Has Need of You": The Widow Bumpass's Newspaper War Cheryl F. Junk 113

Where Do We Go from Here?: Spiritualism and Eternity in 1850s Nashville Nancy Gray Schoonmaker 132

Annie Wittenmyer and the Twilight of Evangelical Reform Robert F. Martin 141

'All Sharers in the Blessed Knowledge": Niijima Jo's Transpacific Crusade for a Christian Japan, 1871-73 Gavin James Campbell 162

Psychological and Historical Perspectives on the Denial of Death Mary E. Frederickson 177

The Underground Railroad: Deus ex Machina W. Thomas Mainwaring 204

Kentucky in Bloomsbury: Henrietta Bingham, Black Culture, and the Southern Gothic in Jazz Age London Emily Bingham 217

Nationalism, Marxism, and the Christian Reformed Church in Cuba Daniel R. Miller 238

Preachers and Politics: The Religious Issue in the North Carolina Presidential Campaign of 1960-A Footnote on Al Smith Gerald Lee Wilson 255

Appendix A Dissertations Directed by Donald G. Mathews 277

Appendix B Select Bibliography of Donald G. Mathews's Writings, 1965-2015 279

Contributors 283

Index 287

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