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Gospel of Disunion: Religion and Separatism in the Antebellum South

M Snay

Gospel of Disunion: Religion and Separatism in the Antebellum South

M Snay

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Gospel of Disunion examines the ways in which religion influenced the development of a distinctive Southern culture and politics before the Civil War, translating the secessionist movement into a struggle of the highest moral significance. It explores such topics as the religious pro-slavery argument and the slaveholding ethic for Christian masters, the denominational schisms of the 1830s and 1840s that divided Southern Protestants along sectional lines, and the distinctive religious rationale for secession. This book is the first major attempt to explore fully the relationship between religion and the origins of Southern nationalism in all these manifestations.

- Publisher "The book reflects the insights from recent work on antebellum southern religion but goes beyond existing studies in its comprehensive consideration of the sources and expressions of antebellum southern religious nationalism. The book offers an interpretive framework, is organized with unusual clarity, and is well documented....a major contribution to clarifying what increasingly seems like a fundamental cause of the war: the differing ideologies, North and South, with religious values playing a key part in providing moral meanings to both sides in a sectional struggle that would lead to war." Charles Reagan Wilson, American Historical Review

- Publisher "...an impressive exposition of the subtle ways in which southern churchmen advanced a sense of southern self-consciousness, handled the delicate, constitutional problem of church-state separation, departed from disapproving northern colleagues in the national denominations, and sharpened Biblical and natural-law rhetorical defenses of slavery....Snay's extensive research in newspapers, minutes of church assemblies, and sermon collections is most striking, giving an unusual depth to his analysis. Gospel of Disunion brings together all the recent scholarship in a most accessible and congenial synthesis. More important, the author has invested his own intelligence and interpretive skill to give the study a vital spirit of its own." Bertram Wyatt-Brown, Reviews in American History

- Publisher

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Gospel of Disunion examines the ways in which religion influenced the development of a distinctive Southern culture and politics before the Civil War, translating the secessionist movement into a struggle of the highest moral significance. It explores such topics as the religious pro-slavery argument and the slaveholding ethic for Christian masters, the denominational schisms of the 1830s and 1840s that divided Southern Protestants along sectional lines, and the distinctive religious rationale for secession. This book is the first major attempt to explore fully the relationship between religion and the origins of Southern nationalism in all these manifestations.
- Publisher

"The book reflects the insights from recent work on antebellum southern religion but goes beyond existing studies in its comprehensive consideration of the sources and expressions of antebellum southern religious nationalism. The book offers an interpretive framework, is organized with unusual clarity, and is well documented....a major contribution to clarifying what increasingly seems like a fundamental cause of the war: the differing ideologies, North and South, with religious values playing a key part in providing moral meanings to both sides in a sectional struggle that would lead to war." Charles Reagan Wilson, American Historical Review
- Publisher

"...an impressive exposition of the subtle ways in which southern churchmen advanced a sense of southern self-consciousness, handled the delicate, constitutional problem of church-state separation, departed from disapproving northern colleagues in the national denominations, and sharpened Biblical and natural-law rhetorical defenses of slavery....Snay's extensive research in newspapers, minutes of church assemblies, and sermon collections is most striking, giving an unusual depth to his analysis. Gospel of Disunion brings together all the recent scholarship in a most accessible and congenial synthesis. More important, the author has invested his own intelligence and interpretive skill to give the study a vital spirit of its own." Bertram Wyatt-Brown, Reviews in American History
- Publisher

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction: Religion And The Search For Southern Distinctiveness
  • Part I. Religion And Sectional Politics: 1. The Abolitionist Crisis Of
  • 1835: The Issues Defined
  • Part Ii. Religion And Slavery: 2. Slavery Defended: The Morality Of
  • Slavery And The Infidelity Of Abolitionism
  • 3. Slavery Sanctified: The Slaveholding Ethic And The Religious Mission To
  • The Slaves
  • Part Iii. Religion And Separatism: 4. Harbingers Of Disunion: The
  • Denominational Schisms, 5. The Religious Logic Of Secession
  • 6. Religion And The Formation Of A Southern Nationalism And The Coming Of
  • The Civil War.

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  • Catalogue Code 94612
  • Product Code 0521431220
  • EAN 9780521431224
  • Pages 280
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Oct 1993
  • Dimensions 234 x 156 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.520kg

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