Bibliography of Religion in the South

General Reference
General Treatments of Religion in the South
The Great Awakening in the South
Native American Religion in the South
The African American Experience
Roman Catholicism in the South
Judaism in the South
Anglican and Episcopal Traditions in the South
Southern Methodists
Other Groups
Religion and Society in the South
Southern Religious Thought

Overviews of American Religion

Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1972.

Albanese, Catherine L. America: Religions and Religion. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1981.

Handy, Robert T. A History of the Churches in the United States and Canada. New York: Oxford University Press,

Noll, Mark A. A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1992.

II. Overviews of Religion in the South

Bailey, Kenneth K. Southern White Protestantism in the Twentieth Century. New York: Harper and Row, 1964.

_______. "Southern White Protestantism at the Turn of the Century," American Historical Review 68 (1963): 618-35.

Baker, Tod A. and Robert B. Steed, eds. Religion and Politics in the South: Mass and Elite Perspectives. New York:
Praeger, 1983.

Cash, W.J. The Mind of the South. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1941.

Dollar, George W. A History of Fundamentalism in America. Greenville SC: Bob Jones University Press, 1973.

Eaton, Clement. Freedom of Thought in the Old South. Durham: Duke University Press, 1940.

Franklin, John Hope. "The Confrontation: The South and the Problem of Change." Journal of Southern History 38 (1972):

Harrell, David Edwin Jr. ed. Varieties of Southern Evangelicalism. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1981.

Hill Samuel, On Jordan's Stormy Banks. Macon: Mercer University Press, 1983.

___________. Religion and the Solid South. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1972.

___________. Religion in the Southern States: A Historical Study. Macon: Mercer University Press, 1983.

___________. The South and North in American Religion. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1980.

Mathews, Donald G. Religion in the Old South. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1977.

III. The Great Awakening in the South

Boles, George A. The Great Revival, 1787-1805: The Origins of the Southern Evangelical Mind. Lexington: University
of Kentucky Press, 1972.

Gewehr, Wesley M. The Great Awakening in Virginia, 1740-1790. Durham: Duke University Press, 1930.

IV. Native American Religion in the South

Berkhofer, Robert F., Jr. The White Man's Indian: Images of the American Indian from Columbus to the Present.
New York: Knopf, 1978.

Hudson, Charles M. The Southeastern Indians. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1976.

Albanese, Catherine L. "Exploring Regional Religion: A Case Study of the Eastern Cherokee." History of Religions 23
(1984): 344-71.

V. Resources for the Study of Religion and the African-American Tradition

DuBois, W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folk. Chicago: A.C. McClurg. 1903.

Frazier, Franklin. The Negro Church in America. New York: Schocken Books, 1964.

Haygood, Atticus G. "The Negro in the South," Quarterly Review of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South 19 (1891):

Wilmore Gayraud S. Black Religion and Black Radicalism: An Examination of the Black Experience in Religion.
Garden City: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1973.

Woodson, Carter G. The History of the Negro Church. Washington: Associated Publishers, 1921.

Blassingame, John W. The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South. New York: Oxford University
Press, 1972.

Genovese, Eugene D. Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made. New York: Random House, 1974.

King, Martin Luther, Jr. Letter from the Birmingham Jail

King, Martin Luther, Jr. "I Have A Dream"

Raboteau, Albert J. Slave Religion: The "Invisible Institution" in the Antebellum South. New York: Oxford
University Press, 1978.

Sernett, Milton C. Black Religion and American Evangelicalism: White Protestants, Plantation Missions, and the
Flowering of Negro Christianity, 1787-1865. Metuchen: Scarecrow Press, 1975.

Peterson, Thomas V. Ham and Japheth: The Mythic World of Whites in the Antebellum South. Metuchen: Scarecrow
Press, 1978.

Purifoy, Lewis M. "The Southern Methodist Church and the Proslavery Argument." Journal of Southern History 32 (1966):

Smith, H. Shelton, In His Image But...": Racism in Southern Religion, 1780-1910. Durham: Duke University Press,

Stowe, Harriet Beecher, Uncle Tom's Cabin

Washington, Booker, T., Up From Slavery

VI. Roman Catholicism

Ellis, John Tracy, American Catholicism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1969.

Greely, Andrew M. The Catholic Experience: An Interpretation of the History of American Catholicism. Garden
City: Doubleday, 1967.

Hennesey, James J. American Catholics: A History of the Roman Catholic Community in the United States. New
York: Oxford University Press, 1982.

Miller, Randall M. and Jon L. Wakelyn, eds. Catholics in the Old South: Essays on Church and Society. Macon:
Mercer University Press, 1983.

Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life)

________."A Letter to Women"

________.Ut Unum Sint (That They May Be One)

VII. Judaism

 Giovanni Battista Gaulli - called Baciccio Abraham's Sacrifice of Isaac, ca. 1685-90, Oil on Canvas, 63 1/4 x 51 5/8 inches

Glazer Nathan, American Judaism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1972.

Blau, Joseph L. Judaism in America: From Curiosity to Third Faith. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1976.

Dinnerstein Leonard and Mary Dale Palsson, eds., Jews in the South. Baton Rouge: Louisiania State University Press, 1973.

Evans, Eli N. The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South. New York: Antheneum, 1973.

VIII. Anglican and Episcopal Traditions in the South

Brydon, George M. Virginia's Mother Church and the Political Conditions Under Which It Grew. 2 vols. Richmond:
Virginia Historical Society, 1947-52.

Jones, Jerome W. "The Anglican Church in Colonial Virginia," Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, 1960.

Bolton, Sidney, Southern Anglicanism: The Church of England in Colonial South Carolina. Westport: Greenwood
Press, 1982.

Jarratt, Devereux, The Life of the Reverend Devereux Jarratt, Rector of Bath Parish, Dinwiddie County, Virginia.
Baltimore: Warner and Hanna, 1806.

Rouse, Parke, Jr. James Blair, King-Maker of Virgina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1971.

IX. Presbyterians in the South

Thompson, Ernest Trice, Presbyterians in the South. 3 vols. Richmond: John Knox Press, 1963-73.

________. The Changing South and the Presbyterian Church in the United States. Richmond: John Knox Press,

Johnson, Thomas C. History of the Southern Presbyterian Church. American Church History Series 11. New York:
Christian Literature, 1894.

Smith, H. Shelton, "The Church and the Social Order as Interpreted by James Henley Thornwell," Church History 7 (1938):

Wilson, Charles Reagan, "Robert Lewis Dabney: Religion and the Southern Holocaust," Virginia Magazine of History and
Biography 89 (1981): 79-89.

X. Baptists in the South

Baker, Robert A. The Southern Baptist Convention and Its People, 1607-1972. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1974.

Shurden, Walter B. Not a Silent People: Controversies That Have Shaped Southern Baptists. Nashville: Broadman
Press, 1972.

Thompson, James J. "Tried as by Fire": Southern Baptists and the Religious Controversies of the 1920's.

Patterson, W. Morgan. "The Influence of Landmarkism Among Baptists," Baptist History and Heritage 14 (January

Rodgers, James, Richard Furman: Life and Legacy. Macon: Mercer University Press, 1985.

Russell, C. Allyn "J. Frank Norris: Violent Fundamentalist," Southwestern Historical, 75 Quarterly (1972): 271-302.

Toulouse, Mark G. "A Case Study in Schism: J. Frank Norris and the Southern Baptist Convention," Foundations 24

XI. Southern Methodism

Bucke, Emory S. ed. The History of American Methodism. 3 vols. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1964.

Alexander, Gross, History of the Methodist Church, South. American Church History Series 11. New York: Christian
Literature, 1894.

Daniel, W. Harrison, "A Brief Account of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South in the Confederacy," Methodist History 6
(1968) 27-41.

Farish, Hunter D. The Circuit Rider Dismounts: A Social History of Southern Methodism, 1865-1900. Richmond:
Dietz Press, 1938.

Bauman, Mark K. Warren Akin Candler: The Conservative as Idealist. Metuchen: Scarecrow Press, 1981.

Jones, Charles C. Perfectionist Persuasion. Metuchen: Scarecrow Press, 1974.

XII. Other Groups

Anderson, H. George, Lutheranism in the Southeastern States, 1860-1866: A Social History. The Hague: Mouton,

Stokes, Durwood T. and William T. Scott, A History of the Christian Churches in the South. Burlington: Southern
Conference Office of the United Church of Christ, 1973.

Kilgore, Charles F. The James O'Kelly Schism in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mexico City: Casa Unida de
Publicaciones, 1963.

Fries, Adelaide, ed. Records of the Moravians in North Carolina. Vols 1-. Raleigh: Edwards and Broughton, 1922-.

Cory, Earl W. "Unitarians and Universalists of the Southeastern United States during the Nineteenth Century" Ph.D.
dissertation, University of Georgia, 1970.

Roberts, Brigham H. A Complete History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Vol. 5. Salt Lake City:
Deseret News Press, 1930.

XIII. Revivalism

McLoughlin, William G. Modern Revivalism: Charles Grandison Finney to Billy Graham. New York: Ronald Press,

__________. Billy Graham: Revivalist in a Secular Age. New York: Ronald Press, 1960.

Johnson, Charles A. The Frontier Campmeetings: Religion's Harvest Time. Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press,

Dolan, Jay P. Catholic Revivalism: The American Experience, 1830-1907. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame
Press, 1978.

Rensi, Ray C. "The Gospel According to Sam Jones," Georgia Historical Quarterly 60 (1976): 251-63.

Smith, Timothy,Revivalism and Social Reform: American Protestantism on the Eve of the Civil War.

XIV. Religion and Society

Blied, Benjamin, Catholics and the Civil War. Milwaukee: By the author, 1945.

Buckley, Thomas E. Church and State in Revolutionary Virginia, 1776-1787. Charlottesville: University of Virginia
Press, 1977.

Clebsch, William, Christian Intrepetations of the Civil War. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1969.

Daniel, W. Harrison, "Protestantism and Patriotism in the Confederacy" Mississippi Quarterly 24 (1971):117-34.

__________. "Southern Protestantism and Secession." Historian 29 (1967): 391-408.

Earle, John R., Dean D. Knudsen, and Donald W. Shriver. Spindles and Spires: A Re-study of Religion and Social
Change in Gastonia. Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1976.

Eighmy, John L. Churches in Cultural Captivity: A History of Social Attitudes of Southern Baptists. Knoxville:
University of Tennessee, 1972.

Fish, John O. "Southern Methodists in the Progressive Era: A Social History." Ph. D. dissertation, University of Georgia, 1969.

Goen, C.C. Broken Churches, Broken Nation. Macon: Mercer University Press, 1985.

Hill, Samuel S. Southern Churches in Crisis. Macon: Mercer University Press, 1967.

Holifield, E. Brooks, "Thomas Smyth: The Social Ideas of a Southern Evangelist." Journal of Presbyterian History 41
(1973): 24-39.

Korn, Bertram W. American Jewry and the Civil War. Cleveland: World Publishing, 1861. First published 1951.

Mathews, Donald. Methodism and Slavery. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1965.

Matthews, Terry. "The Emergence of a Prophet: Andrew Sledd and the "Sledd Affair" of 1902." Ph.D. dissertation, Duke
University, 1990.

Morrow, Ralph, Northern Methodism and Reconstruction. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1956.

Pope, Liston, Millhands and Preachers. Yale Studies in Religious Education 15. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1942.

Silver, James W. Confederate Morale and Church Propaganda. Tuscaloosa: Confederate Publishing, 1957.

Sledd, Andrew, "The Negro: Another View," The Atlantic Monthly 90 (July 1902): 65-73.

Thomas, Emory M. The Confederacy as a Revolutionary Experience. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press,

_________. The Confederate Nation. New York: Harper and Row, 1979.

Valentine, Foy, A History of Southern Baptists and Race Relations, 1917-47. New York: Arno Press, 1980.

Williamson, Joel, The Crucible of Race: Black-White Relations in the American South Since Emancipation. New
York: Oxford University Press, 1984.

Wynes, Charles E. ed. Forgotten Voices: Dissenting Southerners in an Age of Conformity. Baton Rouge: Louisiana
State University Press, 1967.

XV. Southern Religious Thought

Farmer, James Oscar, Jr. The Metaphysical Confederacy: James Henley Thornwell and the Synthesis of Southern
Values. Macon: Mercer University Press.

Holifield, E. Brooks, The Gentleman Theologians: American Theology and Southern Culture, 1795-1860. Durham:
Duke University Press, 1978.

Wilson, Charles Reagan. Baptized in Blood: The Religion of the Lost Cause, 1865-1920. Athens: University of Georgia
Press, 1980.

_________. "The Religion of the Lost Cause: Ritual and Organization of the Southern Civil Religion, 1865-1920." Journal of
Southern History 46 (1980) 219-38.