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On Jordan's stormy banks : Evangelicalism in Mississippi, 1773-1876

Author: Randy J Sparks
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On Jordan's Stormy Banks is a social history of southern evangelicalism from the late eighteenth century to the end of Reconstruction. By focusing on the three largest evangelical denominations in a single state - Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian - Randy J. Sparks charts the rise of evangelicals on the southern frontier and their remarkable increase in numbers, wealth, and influence throughout the remainder of
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randy J Sparks
ISBN: 082031627X 9780820316277
OCLC Number: 29427980
Description: viii, 281 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The growth of a night: discovery and early settlement --
Gentlemen, is that grammar?: plain folk versus pillared folk, 1805-1830 --
A Christian sisterhood: white women and the evangelical experience --
Heirs to the promise: Mississippi blacks, slavery, and the evangelical movement, 1799-1840 --
No tameness, no satiety: flush times, 1830-1860 --
Apples of gold in pictures of silver: from sects to denominations, 1830-1860 --
The lashes of a guilty conscience: evangelical proslavery and slave missions --
The outside row: the biracial evangelical experience, 1830-1860 --
A wholesome godly discipline: churches as moral courts, 1806-1870 --
The desolations of Zion: evangelicals in the Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1876.
Responsibility: Randy J. Sparks.

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