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Houses Divided: Evangelical Schisms and the Crisis of the Union in Missouri

ISBN : 9780190248321

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¥11,396
Author: 
Lucas Volkman
Pages
328 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
Series
Religion in America
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Focusing on the slaveholding border state of Missouri, Houses Divided shows that congregational and local denominational schisms, which arose initially over the moral question of African-American bondage, played a central role in sectionalism, Civil War, and Reconstruction.

Index: 

Introduction
Chapter 1: Geography of Contention: Frontier Dynamics of Religious Strife
Chapter 2: Turmoils and Temporalities: White Women's Benevolence, the Slavery Question and Church Property Disputes to 1860
Chapter 3: Church Property Litigation, Liberty of Conscience, and the Ordeal of African Methodists in St. Louis: Farrar V. Finney
Chapter 4: Printed Religion, the Public Sphere, and the Disordering of the Union
Chapter 5: Sundered Flocks, Militant Godliness, and the Woes of Embattled Church-Goers during the Civil War
Chapter 6: Wartime Trials and Tribulations: Emancipation, Disloyal Believers and the Hard Birth of a New Civil Religion
Chapter 7: Reconstruction: Righteous Rulers and the Unrepentant
Chapter 8: Ecclesiastical Standoffs, Freed People, and the Rigors of Redemption
Epilogue

About the author: 

Lucas P. Volkman completed his PhD at the University of Missouri in 2012. He is currently an Associate Professor of History at Moberly Area Community College.

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