Author: Cynthia Lynn Lyerly

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195313062

Category: Religion

Page: 251

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Early Methodism was a despised and outcast movement that attracted the least powerful members of Southern societyslaves, white women, poor and struggling white men - and invested them with a sense of worth and agency. Methodists created a public sphere where secular rankings, patriarchal order, and racial hierarchies were temporarily suspended. Because its members challenged Southern secular mores on so many levels, Methodism evoked intense opposition, especially from elite white men. Methodism and the Southern Mind analyzes the public denunciations, domestic assaults on Methodist women and children, and mob violence against black Methodists.
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Methodism and Society in Nineteenth-century Georgia

Author: Christopher H. Owen

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820319636

Category: Religion

Page: 290

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Attempting to restore subtlety and nuance to the study of southern religion, The Sacred Flame of Love ranges across the entire nineteenth century to chronicle the evolution of the institutions, theology, and social attitudes of Georgia Methodists in light of such phenomena, trends, and events as slavery, class prejudice, republicanism, population growth, economic development, sectional politics, war, emancipation, and urban growth. In connecting Methodist history with the larger social transformation of nineteenth-century Georgia, Christopher H. Owen uncovers a story of considerable complexity and variety. Because Georgia Methodists included people from every social class, few generalizations apply properly to all of them. For many years they were loosely united by common adherence to the ideals of Wesleyan evangelicalism, but economic and political developments would gradually accentuate Methodist social divisions and weaken even this bond. Indeed, deviating far from the conception of unchanging and asocial southern religion often held by scholars, Owen sees both church and society undergoing enormous change in the nineteenth century.
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The Oxford Amnesty Lectures

Author: Wes Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1847795021

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Rights were once thought to derive from the God-given nature of man. But today human rights and religion are sometimes in conflict. The universal claims made for rights can put them at odds with the revealed truths from which religions derive their authority. Many people's sense of human worth and dignity nevertheless depends on recognising the divine in each of us. Where rights and revelation diverge, how can the differences be negotiated? How should we measure individual claims to freedom against the demands of religious traditions? In this volume, eminent theologians and anthropologists set out the terms of religion's holds on its own truths, while historians, philosophers, and activists set out their vision for a society in which the competing truths must be accommodated not peacefully but without violence. Their respondents join the debate with fierce conviction, indicating their doubts and concerns in relation to the often compatible but sometimes competing claims of religion and rights.
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Southwestern Evangelical Religion and the Issue of Slavery, 1783-1860

Author: David T. Bailey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 293

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Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
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Author: John Arthur Garraty,Mark Christopher Carnes,American Council of Learned Societies

Publisher: N.A

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

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