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Article "Protestantism and Patriotism in the Confederacy"

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Article "Protestantism and Patriotism in the Confederacy"

Description

This article examines the link between church and state, specifically related to the America Civil War. The article credits the participation of the South in the Civil War to strong Protestant views, pointing to the high number of Southern religious leaders and workers who volunteered to fight as soldiers in the war. Much of what was written in religious press publications during the Civil War also supported the connection between church and state. Publications justified the war through the belief that the South fought the North in order to combat the limiting of their natural rights, including the "divine right of slavery." These publications condemned Northern sympathies, and decried illustrations of Southerners as sinners. The article concludes with an argument that the church's encouragement and praise of the war as a divine command, combined with Southern patriotism, were significant in sustaining the South's involvement in the Civil War.

Source

Daniel, W. Harrison. "Protestantism and Patriotism in the Confederacy," The Alumni Bulletin, Spring 1963, p. 6, 33.

Publisher

Alumni Bulletin, University of Richmond

Date

Spring 1963

Format

Language

English

Identifier

RG 6

Coverage

The Virginia Baptist Historical Society

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Student Contributor

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Citation

Daniel, W. Harrison, “Article "Protestantism and Patriotism in the Confederacy",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 13, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/408.