Methodism and the Southern Mind, 1770-1810 (Religion in America Series)


Methodism and the Southern Mind, 1770-1810 (Religion in America Series) by Brand: Oxford University Press, USA at Lit Blogger. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. This book looks at the role of Methodism in the Revolutionary and early national South. When the Methodists first arrived in the South, Lyerly argues, they were critics of the social order. By advocating values traditionally deemed ''feminine,'' treating white women and African Americans with considerable equality, and preaching against wealth and slavery, Methodism challenged Southern secular mores. For this reason, Methodism evoked sustained opposition, especially from elite white men. Lyerly


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This book looks at the role of Methodism in the Revolutionary and early national South. When the Methodists first arrived in the South, Lyerly argues, they were critics of the social order. By advocating values traditionally deemed ''feminine,'' treating white women and African Americans with considerable equality, and preaching against wealth and slavery, Methodism challenged Southern secular mores. For this reason, Methodism evoked sustained opposition, especially from elite white men. Lyerly

 


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