The Protestant Clergy in the Great Plains and Mountain West, 1865-1915 Ferenc Morton Szasz

The Protestant Clergy in the Great Plains and Mountain West, 1865-1915

Author: Ferenc Morton Szasz
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Book Title
The Protestant Clergy in the Great Plains and Mountain West, 1865-1915
Author
Ferenc Morton Szasz
ISBN
9780803293113
The mainline Protestant churches played a vital role in the settlement of the West. Yet historians have, for the most part, bypassed this theme. This account recreates the unique religious and cultural mix that sets this region apart from the rest of the nation. From itinerant circuit riders to powerful urban bishops, western clergy were continually involved in the maturation of their communities. Their duties on the frontier extended far beyond delivering Sunday sermons; they also served as librarians, counselors, social workers, educators, booksellers, peacekeepers, and general purveyors of culture. Weaving together the varied experiences of men and women from the five major Protestant denominations-Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Congregational, and Episcopal-the author discusses their responses to life on the frontier: the violence, the tumultuous growth of the cities, the isolation of farm life, and the widespread hunger, especially among women, for "refinement." Ferenc Morton Szasz is Regents' Professor of History at the University of New Mexico and the author of Religion in the Modern American West and The Day the Sun Rose Twice: The Story of the Trinity Site Nuclear Explosion, July 16, 1945.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Ferenc Morton SzaszPublisher: University of Nebraska PressPublished: 06/01/2004ISBN: 9780803293113Pages: 288Weight: 0.91lbsSize: 9.34h x 6.06w x 0.66d
The mainline Protestant churches played a vital role in the settlement of the West. Yet historians have, for the most part, bypassed this theme. This account recreates the unique religious and cultural mix that sets this region apart from the rest of the nation. From itinerant circuit riders to powerful urban bishops, western clergy were continually involved in the maturation of their communities. Their duties on the frontier extended far beyond delivering Sunday sermons; they also served as librarians, counselors, social workers, educators, booksellers, peacekeepers, and general purveyors of culture. Weaving together the varied experiences of men and women from the five major Protestant denominations-Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Congregational, and Episcopal-the author discusses their responses to life on the frontier: the violence, the tumultuous growth of the cities, the isolation of farm life, and the widespread hunger, especially among women, for "refinement." Ferenc Morton Szasz is Regents' Professor of History at the University of New Mexico and the author of Religion in the Modern American West and The Day the Sun Rose Twice: The Story of the Trinity Site Nuclear Explosion, July 16, 1945.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Ferenc Morton Szasz
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Published: 06/01/2004
ISBN: 9780803293113
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.91lbs
Size: 9.34h x 6.06w x 0.66d
The mainline Protestant churches played a vital role in the settlement of the West. Yet historians have, for the most part, bypassed this theme. This account recreates the unique religious and cultural mix that sets this region apart from the rest of the nation. From itinerant circuit riders to powerful urban bishops, western clergy were continually involved in the maturation of their communities. Their duties on the frontier extended far beyond delivering Sunday sermons; they also served as librarians, counselors, social workers, educators, booksellers, peacekeepers, and general purveyors of culture. Weaving together the varied experiences of men and women from the five major Protestant denominations-Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Congregational, and Episcopal-the author discusses their responses to life on the frontier: the violence, the tumultuous growth of the cities, the isolation of farm life, and the widespread hunger, especially among women, for "refinement." Ferenc Morton Szasz is Regents' Professor of History at the University of New Mexico and the author of Religion in the Modern American West and The Day the Sun Rose Twice: The Story of the Trinity Site Nuclear Explosion, July 16, 1945.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Ferenc Morton Szasz
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Published: 06/01/2004
ISBN: 9780803293113
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.91lbs
Size: 9.34h x 6.06w x 0.66d