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Author Wills, Gregory A.

Title Democratic religion : freedom, authority, and church discipline in the Baptist South, 1785-1900 / Gregory A. Wills
Published New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1997
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 195 pages)
Series Religion in America series
Religion in America series
Summary No American denomination identified itself more closely with the nation's democratic ideals than did the Baptists. Paradoxically no denomination wielded more religious authority than they did. Wills looks at these two rival strains within the church
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Southern Baptist Convention -- Doctrines -- History.
Southern Baptist Convention -- Discipline.
Baptists -- Southern States -- History -- 18th century.
Baptists -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Authority -- Religious aspects -- Baptists
Democracy -- Religious aspects -- Baptists
Southern States -- Church history -- 18th century.
Southern States -- Church history -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199849574 ebook
0199849579 ebook