The Origins of Southern Evangelicalism Hardback
Religious Revivalism in the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1670 1760
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The Origins of Southern Evangelicalism
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In The Origins of Southern Evangelicalism, Thomas J. Little refutes commonplace beliefs that South Carolina grew spiritually lethargic and indifferent to religion in the colonial era. Little argues that pluralism engendered religious renewal and revival, which developed further after Anglicans in the colony secured legal establishment for their church. The Carolina colony emerged at the fulcrum of an international Protestant awakening that embraced a more emotional, individualistic religious experience and helped to create a transatlantic evangelical movement in the mid-eighteenth century.
Offering new perspectives on both early American history and the religious history of the colonial South, The Origins of Southern Evangelicalismcharts the regional spread of early evangelicalism in the too-often neglected South Carolina lowcountry--the economic and cultural centre of the lower southern colonies. Although evangelical Christianity has long been and continues to be the dominant religion of the American South, historians have traditionally described it as a comparatively late-flowering development in British America. Reconstructing the history of religious revivalism in the lowcountry and placing the subject firmly within an Atlantic world context, Little demonstrates that evangelical Christianity had much earlier beginnings in prerevolutionary southern society than historians have traditionally recognised.
The Origins of Southern Evangelicalism by Thomas J. Little was published by University of South Carolina Press in August 2013. The ISBN for The Origins of Southern Evangelicalism is 9781611172744.
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|Page last updated||14th September 2013|
|Author / Artist||Thomas J. Little|
|Publisher||University of South Carolina Press (August 2013)|
|Number of Pages||296|