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Faithful Volunteers: The History of Religion in Tennessee celebrates the unique history and character of religion in Tennessee, from the earliest pioneer days to the present. The book covers the state's spiritual topography -- from the earliest days of the Cherokees and Chickamaugas to the coming of the pioneer Presbyterians and Baptists, from the earliest Jewish communities to the great Pentecostal Backwater Revivals, and from the incursions of Eastern ethnic religions to the great Restoration movements. Since the book proceeds chronologically, religious events are put into their proper cultural context, and the state's cultural events are put into their proper religious and spiritual context. Thus it is a general history of Tennessee written from a religious perspective. With more than 100 lithographs, engravings, line drawings, and photographs, the text also includess sidebars of key persons and movements, an index, and a bibliography for further study and reading.
A celebration of the unique history and character of religion in Tennessee, from the earliest pioneer days to the present, this book covers the state's spiritual topography from a nonsectarian viewpoint. More than just a history of religion, it puts religious events into their proper cultural contexts. Illus.