The Journal of Southern Religion: 6 Feet High and Rising



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Paul Harvey

The Journal of
Southern Religion

A hearty congratulations to our blog contributors Michael Pasquier, Luke Harlow, and Art Remillard, the outgoing editors of the Journal of Southern Religion, for leaving us as their swan song Vol. 15 (2013), now up and available. As before, Emily Clark provided invaluable editorial assistance, and Lincoln Mullen with technical assistance. The journal will soon be in other hands, and long may it live, but we all owe the current editorial staff a huge debt of thanks for the vitality and excellence of the journal under their watch.

The newest issue of the Journal  features the usual variety of articles, podcasts, and reviews for which it has become known. Elna Green writes about Lily Hammond and the southern social gospel; Christopher Graham explores Evangelicals and Domestic Felicity among plain folk of the antebellum South; Roberto Treviño reflects on his book The Church in the Barrio; and reviews galore cover everything from the Society of Friends in 18th-century Northern Virginia, to the black temperance movement in Atlanta, to The New Mind of the South. I was particularly pleased to get to review the latter book, in which the author remembers prayer in public schools in early1960s Georgia that mimics very similar memories I have of schools in small-town Oklahoma from just a few years later (we prayed that our Senators would make the "correct" decision about school busing -- to oppose it. How the farm kids would make it to school with no buses was a great mystery to me in 3rd grade). And while you're at it, don't forget to check out the fantastic library of podcasts that Art has recorded with all manner of folks over the last couple of years.

Also, of course, if you've missed any back issues, they are one click away. The last issue in 2012, for example, featured an excellent forum review (and response) section on Edward J. Blum's The Color of Christ, as well as an invaluable series of essays on religion in the early South. 

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