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A Controversial Spirit: Evangelical Awakenings in the South

Philip N. Mulder


Presbyterians, Baptists, and Methodists in the American South competed divisively with each other during the First and Second Great Awakenings, establishing a spirited evangelical presence in the region, but left wanting a common religious influence that would fulfill ecumenical ideals. Presbyterians and Baptists set the tone by subordinating New Light techniques to their denominational traditions, the Presbyterians countering the novelties of the revivals with their long‐standing emphasis on education and decorum, and the Baptists demanding that converts be judged by their knowledge of core d ... More

Keywords: American South, Baptists, conversion, denominationalism, ecumenism, evangelicalism, Great Awakening, Methodists, New Light, Presbyterians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195131635
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195131630.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip N. Mulder, author
Highpoint University
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