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Bible Belt Baptists. Working towards Prosperity and Salvation
Bible Belt Baptists. Working towards Prosperity and Salvation

Author(s): Ilie Iulian Mitran
Subject(s): Politics and religion, Culture and social structure , Social Norms / Social Control
Published by: Timo Schmitz
Keywords: Bible Belt; US conservativism; Anabaptist model;

Summary/Abstract: The South of United States has often proclaimed itself as the last American bastion of authentic Christianity. There the teachings of Christ merged with a substrate of ultraconservative Anabaptist model of ecclesiastic and social organization. All of this is being topped by the reminiscences of the postcolonial racial hierarchy which resulted in the formation of a community model that has as trait marks hetero-determination, unclear boundaries between social and religious norms and a high desire for social validation of one’s worth. This paper attempts to highlight the social implication of religiosity on social and economic order in the South’s agrarian communities.

  • Issue Year: 1/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 6-12
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English