Faith and Meaning in the Southern Uplands
- List Price: $47.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
- Publish date: 02/01/1999
Never have so many missionaries been sent to save so many Christians as is the case in the Southern Uplands. The area has long been perceived by American Christians in contradictory ways: on the one hand, as an unchurched area; on the other, as part of the Bible Belt, packed with small breakaway fundamentalist churches and wild-eyed believers.
Here one of Appalachian religion's most eloquent spokesmen reveals a people devoted to and thoughtful about their religion and profoundly influenced by it. In their own voices these people describe their beliefs, their churches, and their lives, exposing a deep conviction tempered with humanity and humor.