Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt

Heyrman, Christine Leigh (Fellow, 1985-86)

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997

From the publisher's description:

Revealing a surprising paradox at the heart of America's "Bible Belt," Christine Leigh Heyrman examines how the conservative religious traditions so strongly associated with the South evolved out of an evangelical Protestantism that began with very different social and political attitudes.


Subjects: History; Religion; American History; American South; Bible Belt; Christianity; Evangelicalism; Protestantism