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A Consuming Fire

The Fall of the Confederacy in the Mind of the White Christian South

Eugene D. Genovese (author)

ISBN: 9780820333441

Publication Date: Jun 2009

Format: Paperback

Focuses on the religious dimensions of the South's response to slavery, the Civil War, and emancipation. This book shows how southern pro slavery theorists, both clergy and lay, struggled with the intellectual and theological quandaries posed by slavery.
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This book presents insight into religion and slavery from a leading southern scholar. "A Consuming Fire" focuses on the religious dimensions of the South's response to slavery, the Civil War, and emancipation. Eugene D. Genovese looks at how southern proslavery theorists, both clergy and lay, struggled with the intellectual and theological quandaries posed by slavery. To many, defeat in the Civil War was God's punishment not for slavery itself but for the failure to reform it into a 'scripturally sanctioned' system. Although the reform spirit carried over into the postwar years, it was eventually overwhelmed by open racism and segregationist ideology.
Pages 200
Date Published 30 Jun 2009
Publisher University of Georgia Press
Series Mercer University Lamar Memorial Lectures
Subject/s Religious Studies   Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900   American Civil War  

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