Urban Religion and the Second Great Awakening: Church and Society in Early National Baltimore

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1986 - Religion - 236 pages
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This book explores the varied terrain of religious activity in early national Baltimore. It examines the development and consequences of the voluntary church system in one urban center during the ferment and change of the formative age for American religion.
 

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Contents

Membership
19
Leadership
28
Clergy
38
Discipline
52
Worship
65
The Militant Churches The Effects of Religious Competition
81
Revivalism
83
Ecumenism
100
Notes in Methodology
142
Vertical Categories By Rank and Trade
146
Estimated Dates of Establishment of Houses of Worship
149
Clergy of Baltimore 17901830
151
Tables
157
Notes
173
Select Bibliography
202
Index
232

Schism
117
The Baltimore Awakening in Perspective
134

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Page 18 - Our colored preachers and official members shall have all the privileges which are usual to others in the district and quarterly conferences, where the usages of the country do not forbid it.

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After completing degrees from Dallas Baptist College (BS, 1972), Emory University (MA, 1974), and George Washington University (PhD, 1979), Terry D. Bilhartz taught one year at Mount Saint Mary's College and then joined the History faculty at Sam Houston State University. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1984, to Associate Professor in 1989, to Professor in 1995, and became chair of the department in 2003. Bilhartz teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in World Religions, American Religious History, Historiography, and American History. Bilhartz is the author of numerous articles in the fields of history, religion, and psychology. His monograph Urban Religion and the Second Great Awakening (1986) was selected by Choice as one of the outstanding academic books of 1986. Other books include Francis Asbury's America: An Album of Early American Methodism (1984), Images of Texas in the Nation (1991), and the popular American history source book now in its fifth edition, Constructing the American Past (Longman, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2004).

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