By Samuel C. Shepherd Jr
By studying six mainline white denominations-Episcopalians, Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists, Disciples of Christ, and Lutherans-Samuel C. Shepherd Jr. emphasizes the level to which town fostered non secular variety, while "blind spots" remained in regard to Catholics, African american citizens, Mormons, and Jews. Shepherd explores such themes as evangelism, interdenominational cooperation, the temperance crusade, the Sunday institution circulation, the foreign peace tasks, and the increasing position of lay humans of either sexes. He additionally notes the community's frequent rejection of fundamentalism, a non secular phenomenon nearly immediately linked to the South, and exhibits the way it nurtured social reform to wrestle a bunch of city difficulties linked to public overall healthiness, schooling, housing, women's suffrage, prohibition, childrens, and prisons.
In lucid prose and with very good use of fundamental assets, Shepherd supplies a clean portrait of Richmond Protestants who embraced switch and reworked their group, making it an lively, revolutionary non secular middle of the recent South.
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