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dc.contributor.authorBlum, Edward J.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSimkins, Ronald A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-26T18:10:47Z
dc.date.available2014-11-26T18:10:47Z
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.citationBlum, Edward J. (2002), Of saints and sinners: religion and the Civil War and Reconstruction novel. Journal of Religion & Society, 4.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1522-5658en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/64395
dc.description.abstractExploring religious themes, idioms, and language in Albion Tourg&eacute;e's and Thomas Dixon Jr.'s most noteworthy novels on the Civil War and Reconstruction, this study suggests that religion provided a critically important medium to discuss sectional and race relations. Attention to religion exposes both differences<em>and</em>similarities in these texts. While Dixon described northern faith as corrupt, Tourg&eacute;e viewed southern Christianity as hypocritical; although Dixon mocked northern missionaries as blunderers, Tourg&eacute;e praised them as angels sent from heaven. But the authors shared several positions as well. They depicted the Ku Klux Klan as a quasi-religious organization, acknowledged the position of southern churches as locations of cultural hegemony, and believed that religion must play a role in regional reconciliation. Ultimately, this study challenges historians and literary critics to move beyond mere examinations of the racial and gender issues in Tourg&eacute;e's and Dixon's novels by demonstrating how sectional, racial, and gender ideologies were often explained and mediated by religious beliefs and language.en_US
dc.publisherRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe journal is open-access and freely allows users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all published material for personal or academic purposes.en_US
dc.subject.otherDixon, Thomas, 1864-1946en_US
dc.subject.otherTourgée, Albion Winegar, 1838-1905en_US
dc.subject.otherAmerican literature--1800-1899en_US
dc.subject.otherSouthern States in literatureen_US
dc.subject.otherUnited States--History--1861-1865 (Civil War)en_US
dc.subject.otherSouthern States--Race relationsen_US
dc.titleOf saints and sinners: religion and the Civil War and Reconstruction novelen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.description.volume4en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.title.workJournal of Religion & Societyen_US


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