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An Everlasting Name: Ambition, Fame, Duty, Death, and the Evangelical Ideal

Robert Elder

in The Sacred Mirror: "Evangelicalism, Honor, and Identity in the Deep South, 1790-1860"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627564
eISBN:
9781469627588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627564.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines funeral sermons preached for evangelical clergy to argue that evangelical ministers sought fame and lasting reputation in their occupations, especially as evangelicalism became ... More


Conclusion: Endings

Emily Suzanne Clark

in Luminous Brotherhood: Afro-Creole Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628783
eISBN:
9781469628806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628783.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The Conclusion examines endings. It describes the Cercle Harmonique’s view of death, or what was simply the end of life in the material world. Death was not to be feared, for it meant the escape of ... More


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