Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Bearing Witness Against Sin: The Evangelical Birth of the American Social Movement (Hardback)
  • Bearing Witness Against Sin: The Evangelical Birth of the American Social Movement (Hardback)
zoom

Bearing Witness Against Sin: The Evangelical Birth of the American Social Movement (Hardback)

(author)
£56.50
Hardback 248 Pages / Published: 03/09/2007
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 4-6 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
During the 1830s, the United States experienced a wave of movements for social change over temperance, the abolition of slavery, anti-vice activism, and a host of other moral reforms. While these efforts have mostly been considered independently of one another, Michael P. Young argues, for the first time in "Bearing Witness against Sin" that together they represented a distinctive new style of mobilization - one that prefigured contemporary forms of social protest by underscoring the role of national religious structures. In this book, Young identifies a new strain of protest that challenged antebellum Americans to take personal responsibility for reforming social problems. At this point in history, national sins, such as slaveholding were first being recognized for their unmatched evil and sinfulness. This newly awakened consciousness coupled with a confessional style of protest seized the American imagination and took off in a way that galvanized thousands of people. Such a phenomenon, Young argues, helps explain the lives of charismatic reformers such as William Lloyd Garrison, the Grimke sisters, and many others. Marshalling lively historical materials, including letters and life histories of reformers, "Bearing Witness against Sin" is a revelatory account of how religion lay at the heart of social reform.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226960852
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 474 g
Dimensions: 236 x 157 x 21 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Times On This Day
Added to basket
Chernobyl
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Women & Power
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Endeavour
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Book of Christmas
Added to basket
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Added to basket
Seashaken Houses
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
The Golden Thread
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
Drawing Europe Together
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Added to basket
Must I Repeat Myself...?
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Hardback
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2
Added to basket
The British in India
Added to basket
£30.00   £25.00
Hardback
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Added to basket
£18.99   £15.99
Hardback
Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.