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Wandering souls : Protestant migrations in America, 1630-1865

Author: S Scott Rohrer
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010.
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In Wandering Souls, Rohrer examines the migration patterns of eight religious groups and finds that Protestant migrations consisted of two basic types. The most common type involved migrations motivated by religion, economics, and family, in which Puritans, Methodists, Moravians, and others headed to the frontier as individuals in search of religious and social fulfillment. The other type involved groups wanting to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S Scott Rohrer
ISBN: 9780807833728 080783372X 9781469615073 146961507X
OCLC Number: 432443350
Description: x, 312 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. Migration in America --
Introduction: An overview of Protestant migrations, 1630-1865 --
The first frontier : Thomas Hooker and the New England Puritans --
Part II. The Protestant sojourner --
Migration and the new birth : Devereux Jarratt and the Anglicans of Virginia --
Ethnicity and mobility : Scotch-Irish Presbyterians in eighteenth-century America --
Land and family : the pietist migration to North Carolina in the late Colonial Period --
Reform and the missionary drive : Methodists in the Ohio Country --
Part III. Journeys of the pure --
The dissenters : Baptists and Congregationalists in a separatist world --
God's chosen sojourners : the inspirationists of Amana, Iowa --
An American exodus : Mormons and the westward trek.
Responsibility: S. Scott Rohrer.
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Dealing with the religious, social, ethnic and economic components of Protestant migrations, this title argues that Protestant migrants in early America relocated in search of salvation, Christian  Read more...


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