Martha Lee Dickson's Anchors of Faith: Early Wooden Churches of the Deep South PDF

By Martha Lee Dickson

Reflecting occasions of untrammeled religion and non secular values, Martha Dickson's Anchors of religion supplies a pictorial evaluation of one hundred forty five typically late-nineteenth century wood church buildings situated in southern Alabama, Mississippi, and all through Florida. The church buildings featured, which span over 100 years of heritage, embrace the indomitable spiritual spirit in their developers. Anchors of religion is greater than only a pictorial encyclopedia, even if. The author's descriptions and photographs supply unique information regarding either the structure of those homes of worship and the comparable heritage, from the founding of those associations to their present state.

Among the jewels featured in Anchors of religion, Dickson strains the Presbyterian Church of Union Church, Mississippi all of the as far back as its Gaelic-speaking Scottish Presbyterian immigrants from North Carolina. the writer tells the tale of the modest begin of the East Hill Baptist Church Chapel in Tallahassee, whose congregation shaped itself through assembly in a single another's homes because of international battle II. The distinct information of the weird "house of cards"-like facade of Hatchechubbee United Methodist Church in Hatchechubbee, Alabama, and the chippie Gothic sort of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Merritt Island, Florida exhibit the architectural specialty of a few Southern areas of worship.

From Greek Revival to Victorian Gothic, Dickson is helping upload to the certainty of spiritual religion within the rural South throughout the structure and background of its many surviving wood churches.

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