Volume 18 (2016)
Southern Religion through its Dissenters, Outsiders, and Critics (September 13, 2016)
Earlier in this volume, as part of our ongoing effort to expand the scope of topics and approaches in the journal, JSR published a forum on "Southern Religion and the Atlantic World." This forum, on "Dissenters, Outsiders, and Critics," works toward a similar goal. Whereas the previous forum analyzed and expanded the "southern" in southern religion, this one takes a critical look at the "religion." Edited by Charles McCrary, this forum contains four essays that examine southern religion through lenses provided by subjects who often are excluded from dominant depictions of southern religion.
Do New Histories of Slavery Mean New Histories of Southern Evangelicalism? (September 1, 2016)
In January at the AHA/ASCH meeting, a group of scholars examined how new scholarship on the history of slavery might affect scholars who focus on religion. Convened by Bob Elder at the meeting, JSR is honored to share the panel with a broader audience. Our hope is is that we can continue to share panel presentations in the Forums section as we continue to think critically about the role of religion in the American South.
Robert Elder, "Introduction"
Luke E. Harlow, "The South, The North, Hope, and Historical Change"
Charles F. Irons, "Southern Religion and the (New?) Materialists"
Southern Religion and the Atlantic World (May 19, 2016)
JSR has spent the better part of the past two years thinking about how we can expand the journal's scope to include topics not typically associated with our content. Associate Editor, Emily Suzanne Clark, asked three scholars to contemplate what it means to think about southern religion in an Atlantic World context. Jon Sensbach agreed to respond to these three essays. We are hopeful that this forum starts a conversation about what we mean when we say southern and religion. We also hope to continue the conversation in a variety of ways in the future.
Emily Suzanne Clark, "Editor's Note"
Christopher C. Jones, "Evangelical Religion in the Revolutionary South: An Atlantic Perspective"
William H. Barnwell. Lead Me On, Let Me Stand: A Clergyman’s Story in White and Black.
Reviewed by Joseph T. Reiff
Seth Dowland. Family Values and the Rise of the Christian Right.
Reviewed by Jason C. Bivins
Reviewed by Timothy L. Wesley
Reviewed by Jarod Roll
Houston Hartsfield Holloway, with David E. Paterson, ed. In His own Words: Houston H. Holloway’s Slavery, Emancipation, and Ministry in Georgia.
Reviewed by John M. Giggie
April 11, 2016
Edward R. Crowther & Keith Harper, eds. Between Fetters and Freedom.
Reviewed by Nathan Saunders
Robert Emmett Curran. Papist Devils.
Reviewed by Michael S. Carter
Robert Elder. The Sacred Mirror.
Reviewed by Keith Harper
Gastón Espinoza. Latino Pentecostals in America.
Reviewed by Néstor A. Gómez-Morales
Carol V.R. George. One Mississippi, Two Mississippi.
Reviewed by Joel L. Alvis, Jr.
Keith Harper, editor. Through a Glass Darkly.
Reviewed by Courtney Pace
Joanna Brooks, Rachel Hunt Steenblik, and Hannah Wheelwright, eds. Mormon Feminism: Essential Writings.
Reviewed by Mandy E. McMichael
Joseph S. Moore. Founding Sins.
Reviewed by Timothy L. Wesley
Priscilla Pope-Levison. Building the Old Time Religion.
Reviewed by Katherine E. Rohrer
Joseph T. Reiff. Born of Conviction.
Reviewed by Colin B. Chapell
Kodi A. Roberts. Voodoo and Power.
Reviewed by Yvonne P. Chireau
Phillip Luke Sinitiere. Salvation with a Smile.
Reviewed by Randall Balmer
Regina D. Sullivan and Monte Harrell Hampton, eds. Varieties of Southern Religious History.
Reviewed by Seth Dowland
Richard C. Traylor. Born of Water & Spirit.
Reviewed by James Duane Bolin
J. Berry Vaughn. Bishops, Bourbons, & Big Mules.
Reviewed by William Jason Wallace
Louis Venters. No Jim Crow Church.
Reviewed by Kevin Boland Johnson