Giving Glory to God in Appalachia

Worship Practices of Six Baptist Subdenominations

  • Author(s): Dorgan, Howard
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  • Imprint: Univ Tennessee Press
  • Publication Date: 1990-11-08
  • Status: Active
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“Dorgan has given us a warm and evocative book, remarkable for the sympathy and understanding that an educated man has brought to people whose distinctiveness must make them seem exotic to the American middle class.”—Richard Marius, Georgia Historical Quarterly

“The style is reportorial rather than academic, like the best feature writing in The New Yorker. Abundant illustrations, including those of baptizing and footwashing, add the down-home flavor. . . . He has provided an in-depth look at disappearing worship practices, which contrast with and in a sense rebuke the aggressive electronic proselytism so visible on the scene today.—Robert J. Higgs, Tennessee Historical Quarterly

“. . . the book is a valuable contribution to studies in Baptist life and Appalachian region.”—Bill J. Leonard, Review and Expositor

“. . . a reliable compendium of elusive doctrinal differences as well as interesting, thoughtful, and respectful descriptions of their worship practices. This is the best book that so far has appeared on the subject of Appalachian religion.”—Loyal Jones, Director, Appalachian Center, Berea College