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Houses Divided: Evangelical Schisms and the Crisis of the Union in Missouri

Lucas P. Volkman

Abstract

This work argues that congregational and local denominational schisms among Baptists, Methodists, and Presbyterians in the border state of Missouri before, during, and after the Civil War were central to the crisis of the Union, Civil War, and Reconstruction. Employing an array of approaches that examine these ecclesiastical fractures beyond the customary antebellum temporal scope of analysis, and as a local phenomenon, this study maintains that the schisms were interlinked religious, sociocultural, legal, and political developments rife with implications for the transformation of evangelicali ... More

Keywords: church schisms, local, sectional crisis, Civil War, Reconstruction, Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190248321
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190248321.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lucas P. Volkman, author
Assistant Professor of History, Moberly Area Community College