Beloved Bethesda: a history of George Whitefield's home for boys, 1740-2000

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Mercer University Press, May 1, 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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Edward J. Cashin???, a native of Augusta and a graduate of Fordham University, focused most of his research on topics relating to Georgia and the Southeast. His twenty-some books include The Kings Ranger: Thomas Brown and the American Revolution on the Southern Frontier, Lachlan McGillivray, Indian Trader, and the Shaping of the Southern Colonial Frontier, and William Bartram and the American Revolution on the Southern Frontier. He retired as chairman of the History department at Augusta State University in 1996 to become director of the Center for the Study of Georgia History until his death in 2007.

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