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Bodies of Belief: Baptist Community in Early America (Early American Studies)

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The American Baptist church originated in British North America as "little tabernacles in the wilderness," isolated seventeenth-century congregations that had grown into a mainstream denomination by the early nineteenth century. The common view of this transition casts these evangelicals as radicals who were on society's fringe during the colonial period, only to become co ...more
Hardcover, 270 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by University of Pennsylvania Press
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This well-written history of early American Baptists contains insights about Baptist bodily practice, as well as racial and gender hierarchies, but as a narrative it did not grab me.
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