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“Discord Sown among Brethren”: The Appropriation of Scripture, Politicized Religion, and Church Division

Sean A. Scott

in A Visitation of God: Northern Civilians Interpret the Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395990
eISBN:
9780199866557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395990.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

Northern religious division over the war climaxed with the birth of the new church movement at the end of 1863. Several ministers who supported Peace Democrat Clement Vallandigham in his ... More


“If God Saves Not Our Country It Must Be Lost”: Providence, Secession, and the Outbreak of War

Sean A. Scott

in A Visitation of God: Northern Civilians Interpret the Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395990
eISBN:
9780199866557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395990.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

From the secession winter to the battle of First Manassas, religious northern civilians trusted that God controlled the national destiny. The idea of providence proved to be a malleable concept used ... More


Political Diversions

Sefton D. Temkin

in Creating American Reform Judaism: Life and Times of Isaac Mayer Wise

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774457
eISBN:
9781800340930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774457.003.0028
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores Isaac Mayer Wise’s interest in politics. This interest raises the question whether at any time he considered making politics his career. As the chapter shows, Wise has been ... More


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