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Drawing upon the religious writings of southern evangelicals, John Boles asserts that the extraordinary crowds and miraculous transformations that distinguished the South's First Great Awakening were not simply instances of emotional excess but the expression of widespread and complex attitudes toward God. Converted southerners were starkly individualistic, interested more in gaining personal salvation in a hopelessly evil world than in improving society. As Boles shows in this landmark study, the effect of the Revival was to throw over the region a conservative cast that remains dominant in contemporary southern thought and life.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface to the Paperback Edition
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xix
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  1. 1. The Setting
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. 2. The Feeling of Crisis
  2. pp. 12-24
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  1. 3. The Theory of Providential Deliverance
  2. pp. 25-35
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  1. 4. Portents of Revival
  2. pp. 36-50
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  1. 5. Kentucky Ablaze
  2. pp. 51-69
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  1. 6. The South Conquered
  2. pp. 70-89
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  1. 7. The Changing Revival Image
  2. pp. 90-110
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  1. 8. Homiletics & Hymnology
  2. pp. 111-124
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  1. 9. A Theology of Individualism
  2. pp. 125-142
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  1. 10. Unity & Schism
  2. pp. 143-164
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  1. 11. The Economic & Political Thought of Southern Revivalism
  2. pp. 165-182
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  1. 12. Revivalism & the Southern Evangelical Mind
  2. pp. 183-204
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 205-222
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 223-236
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  1. Image plates
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813148571
Print ISBN
9780813108629
MARC Record
OCLC
47011162
Pages
260
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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