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The Gospel Working Up : Progress and the Pulpit in 19th Century Virginia - Beth Barton Schweiger

The Gospel Working Up

Progress and the Pulpit in 19th Century Virginia

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2000
ISBN: 9780195111958
Number Of Pages: 288

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This book offers a history of three generations of Baptist and Methodist clergymen in nineteenth-century Virginia, and through them of the congregations and communities in which they lived and worked. Unlike previous scholars, who examined Southern Protestantism as only a proslavery and pro-Confederate ideology, Schweiger takes a wider view and finds a broad transformation of the social and cultural context of religious experience in the region. She traces several major themes, such as the contrast between rural and urban experience, or the Methodist and Baptist schisms of the 1840's through the lives and careers of 800 clergy.

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"Schweiger's book is an excellent addition to a growing body of work by a number of recent historians which is breathing new life into the once sclerotic genre of denominational history and relating our understanding of religious movements and institutions to the complex movement of southern history in a more sophisticated way." --Journal of the Early Republic "Schweiger's book is an excellent addition to a growing body of work by a number of recent historians which is breathing new life into the once sclerotic genre of denominational history and relating our understanding of religious movements and institutions to the complex movement of southern history in a more sophisticated way." --Journal of the Early Republic "Beth Barton Schweiger's fresh and innovative study of Methodists and Baptists in nineteenth-century Virginia challenges many standard historical interpretations of southern evangelicals..."--American Historical Review "...fresh and fascinating....There is much more to be learned from this fine piece of scholarship than can be described in this brief space. Suffice it to say that no student of 19th-Century Virginia can afford to neglect it."--Times Dispatch, Richmond, VA "Schweiger's story does more than make sense. It may stir many readers to wonder how historians could have got the picture so far wrong for so long."--Georgia Historical Quarterly "A bold and sweeping book that addresses important themes in Southern history and Southern religion." Civil War History

Prefacep. vii
Country Preachersp. 11
City Pastorsp. 35
Reading, Writing, and Religionp. 55
Sectionalism and the Rise of Denominationsp. 77
Pastors and Soldiersp. 91
Reconstructing Religionp. 109
the Ministerial Professionp. 129
a Call to Orderp. 149
the Divided Mind of New South Pastorsp. 171
Epilogue: Religion and Progress in the Nineteenth-Century Southp. 195
Note on Sources and Methodsp. 197
Notesp. 209
Selected Bibliographyp. 245
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9780195111958
ISBN-10: 0195111958
Series: Religion in America
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st April 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.77 x 16.26  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.63

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