Metaphysical Confederacy

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Mercer University Press, 1999 - History - 295 pages
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Contents

The Moral Octave
9
The PastorProfessor as Polemicist
41
Thornwells Intellectual Milieu
77
Thornwells Philosophy and Theology
123
The PhilosopherTheologian and His World
153
The Calhoun of the Church
175
The Southern Clergy and the Slavery Debate
195
Toward Secession The Southern Church and the Climax of Sectional Antipathy
235
Epilogue
285
Index
291
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