Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

In subjection : church discipline in the…

In subjection : church discipline in the early American south, 1760-1830

by Jessica Madison

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

No reviews
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0881465003, Hardcover)

This study of church discipline cases describes a system of subjection with obligations for all--men, women, parents, children, masters, and servants. Although many historians have mistaken this for "oppression," most Southerners accepted the idea of "subjection," regarding it as a divinely ordained system for their mutual governance and benefit.

Using Baptist church record books from across North and South Carolina, the author invites readers to sit in on business meetings of the past to see how churches regulated the behavior of their members. Chapter 1, "Subjection: A Cultural Consensus," describes this system of subjection that encompassed members from all walks of life. Chapter 2, "Unity and Discord," examines cases of general contention between church members, demonstrating that churches expected brothers and sisters to submit to each other in Christian fellowship. Chapter 3, "Crucifying the Carnal Man," focuses on discipline cases wherein men were brought under subjection to church standards. Chapter 4, "Fellowlabourers," examines financial matters, demonstrating that while expectations varied for men and women, they both bore financial responsibilities as church members, and both were held equally accountable for their secular dealings. Chapter 5, "Promiscuity and Marriage," concentrates on the relationship between husbands and wives, a common symbol of Christian subjection.

Complete with a map and statistical tables, this book argues that church discipline bound everyone together in mutual subjection to a shared code of conduct rather than empowering white men exclusively with a position of authority over others.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:01:36 -0400)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio

Popular covers


Average: No ratings.

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 117,120,868 books! | Top bar: Always visible