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       During the English Civil War (1640-1660) the Royalist Colony of Virginia sought to eliminate Puritan meetings and influences. Ever since then the South has been seen as an area without many Congregational Churches.

      Nevertheless, the second oldest Church of any denomination in South Carolina is Congregational. Two of Georgia's signers of the Declaration of Independence were part of a Congregational Church. The Jubilee singers that introduced Black spirituals to the world came from the Congregationally sponsored Fisk University, and civil rights leader and Atlanta mayor Andrew Young is a Congregational/ United Church of Christ minister. Congregationalists had unique interactions with the region's Presbyterians and joint Indian Missions. Much of the Congregational Methodist Church also united with the Congregationalists. Congregationalism wrestled with slavery, segregation, and regionalism and emerged to call for liberation and justice. Discover Congregationalism's surprising influence in the South.

     The church lists include Unitarian churches founded by 1850 and post-merger Congregational Christian and United Church of Christ congregations.

      Covered are the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

    Fully indexed, annotated bibliography, historical summary. Limited Edition   

    255 + x pages, folio sized. Hard Cover (1994)  

LCCN: 94-90333     ISBN: 0-9622486-2-2


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