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Evangelizing the South: A Social History of Church and State in Early America

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Although many refer to the American South as the "Bible Belt," the region was not always characterized by a powerful religious culture. In the seventeenth century and early eighteenth century, religion-in terms both of church membership and personal piety-was virtually absent from southern culture. The late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century, however, witnessed the astonishingly rapid rise of evangelical religion in the Upper South. Within just a few years, evangelicals had spread their beliefs and their fervor ...

Evangelizing the South: A Social History of Church and State in Early America 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195309003

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