Storm of Words

Storm of Words

Science, Religion, and Evolution in the Civil War Era

eBook - 2014
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Storm of Words is a study of the ways that southern Presbyterians in the wake of the Civil War contended with a host of cultural and theological questions, chief among them developments in natural history and evolution. Southern Presbyterian theologians enjoyed a prominent position in antebellum southern culture. Respected for both their erudition and elite constituency, these theologians identified the southern society as representing a divine, Biblically ordained order. Beginning in the 1840s, however, this facile identification became more difficult to maintain, colliding.
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2014.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (358 pages).

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