A cautious enthusiasm : mystical piety and evangelicalism in colonial South Carolina / Samuel C. Smith.

Smith, Samuel C.
Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, c2013.
xii, 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Pietism -- South Carolina.
Evangelicalism -- South Carolina.
South Carolina -- Church history -- 18th century.
"Examines the religious, social, and political interplay between eighteenth-century evangelicalism and the Anglican establishment in the lowcountry South"--Back cover.
pt. 1. Transatlantic roots : origin and transmission
"To establish once again the divine image" : mystical reflection, pietistic action, and the transatlantic roots of evangelicalism's rise
"A second kind of trinity" : Anglicanism and mystical union
pt. 2. Early evangelical contact : paranoia and hegemony
"Many Romish and German corruptions" : John Wesley and George Whitefield in Georgia
"We know Rome has her seed and harvest missionaries" : George Whitefield in South Carolina
pt. 3. Mediating consensus : harmony, significance, and replication
Whence the harmony? : evangelical transcendence, country ideology, and consensus in South Carolina
"Many moral, good sort of men ... have been awakened" : provincial elites and the search for significance
Charleston's "holy club"
pt. 4. Negotiating an ethical maze : pietistic flexibility and the sanctification of slavery
Reversing the curse : evangelicalism and the coming of slavery to Georgia
"To proceed with caution" : the struggle for a safe and sanctified slavery in South Carolina
pt. 5. Long-term implications : evangelical secularization and union
Corpus reipublicae mysticum : pietistic secularization and political divorce
"There is an enthusiasm in politics ... which religious notions inspire" : Henry Laurens, Christopher Gadsden, and the pietistic impulse for union.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-250) and index.
9781611171310 (alk. paper)
1611171318 (alk. paper)
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