Beloved Bethesda: A History of George Whitefield's Home for Boys, 1740-2000

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Mercer University Press, 2001 - Social Science - 278 pages
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Volume five of the Mercer Commentary on the Bible comprises commentaries on the deuterocanonical/apocryphal books which Martin Luther called "useful and good for reading" yet did not consider of the same authority as Scripture. Volume five of the Mercer Commentary on the Bible includes commentaries from the critically acclaimed Mercer Commentary on the Bible and appropriate articles from the equally well-received Mercer Dictionary of the Bible. This convenient yet thorough edition is for the classroom and for anyone who wishes to focus study on these particular texts.

The story of one of Georgia's oldest institutions. George Whitefield changed the religious character of colonial America more than any of his contemporaries. Few Americans today realize that the religious history of the U.S. would be different if it had not been for "beloved Bethesda."

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Contents

A Seminary of Methodists
25
Bethesda Supports Georgia
45
The Quest for a College
77
Copyright

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Edward J. Cashin earned his Ph.D. in History at Fordham University. He has lived in Georgia for more than thirty years, & has served as chairman of the History Department at Augusta State University. He currently serves as director of the Center for the Study of Georgia History at Augusta State. His many publications include "Setting Out to Begin a New World: Colonial Georgia, a Documentary History", "Old Springfield: Race & Religion in Augusta, Georgia", & "William Bartram & the American Revolution on the Southern Frontier". His books have received numerous honors, including the E. Merton Coulter Award for excellence in writing Georgia history from the Georgia Historical Society, the Governor's Award in the Humanities, & the Hugh McCall Award for excellence in writing Georgia history, presented by the Georgia Association of Historians.

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