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Northern New England, a rugged landscape dotted with transient settlements, posed challenges to the traditional town church in the wake of the American Revolution. Using the methods of spatial geography, Shelby M. Balik examines how migrants adapted their understanding of religious community and spiritual space to survive in the harsh physical surroundings of the region. The notions of boundaries, place, and identity they developed became the basis for spreading New England''s deeply rooted spiritual culture, even as it opened the way to a new evangelical age.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 316 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253012139
  • 9780253012135

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"In this beautifully written and richly researched work, Shelby Balik shows how the travels of early nineteenth century Methodists, Universalists and freewill Baptist itinerant missionaries and congregations recreated the geography of New England Protestantism, setting in motion (literally) a tension between religious rootedness and religious uprootedness, center and periphery, that endures to today. Early American religious history in Balik s retelling of it is one of bodies in constant movement in and out and around the city on the hill. The delight Balik takes in maps and journeys is infectious. This is a wonderful addition to American religious historiography." Robert Orsi, Northwestern University--Robert Orsi, Northwestern University"show more

About Shelby M Balik

Shelby M. Balik is Assistant Professor of American History at Metropolitan State University of Denver.show more

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