Anchors of Faith: Early Wooden Churches of the Deep South by Martha Lee Dickson PDF

By Martha Lee Dickson

Reflecting instances of untrammeled religion and non secular values, Martha Dickson's Anchors of religion offers a pictorial evaluation of a hundred forty five usually late-nineteenth century wood church buildings positioned in southern Alabama, Mississippi, and all through Florida. The church buildings featured, which span over 100 years of heritage, embrace the indomitable spiritual spirit in their developers. Anchors of religion is greater than only a pictorial encyclopedia, despite the fact that. The author's descriptions and images offer particular information regarding either the structure of those homes of worship and the similar historical past, from the founding of those associations to their present state.

Among the jewels featured in Anchors of religion, Dickson strains the Presbyterian Church of Union Church, Mississippi all of the as far back as its Gaelic-speaking Scottish Presbyterian immigrants from North Carolina. the writer tells the tale of the modest begin of the East Hill Baptist Church Chapel in Tallahassee, whose congregation shaped itself by way of assembly in a single another's homes as a result of international battle II. The distinct information of the bizarre "house of cards"-like facade of Hatchechubbee United Methodist Church in Hatchechubbee, Alabama, and the wood worker Gothic kind of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Merritt Island, Florida show the architectural specialty of a few Southern locations of worship.

From Greek Revival to Victorian Gothic, Dickson is helping upload to the certainty of non secular religion within the rural South in the course of the structure and historical past of its many surviving wood churches.

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