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Southern Religion, Southern Culture: Essays in Honor of Charles Reagan Wilson

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Southern Religion, Southern Culture: Essays in Honor of Charles Reagan Wilson

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Over more than three decades of teaching at the University of Mississippi, Charles Reagan Wilson’s research and writing transformed southern studies in key ways. This volume pays tribute to and extends Wilson’s seminal work on southern religion and culture. Using certain episodes and moments in southern religious history, the essays examine the place and power of religion in southern communities and society. It emulates Wilson’s model, featuring both majority and minority voices from archives and applying a variety of methods to explain the South’s religious diversity and how religion mattered in many arenas of private and public life, often with life-or-death stakes. The volume first concentrates on churches and ministers, and then considers religious and cultural constructions outside formal religious bodies and institutions. It examines the faiths expressed via the region’s fields, streets, homes, public squares, recreational venues, roadsides, and stages. In doing so, this book shows that Wilson’s groundbreaking work on religion is an essential part of southern studies and crucial for fostering deeper understanding of the South’s complicated history and culture.

ISBN

9781496820471

Publication Date

7-1-2018

Relational Format

book

Department

Arch Dalrymple III Department of History

Publisher

University Press of Mississippi

Disciplines

American Studies

Southern Religion, Southern Culture: Essays in Honor of Charles Reagan Wilson

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