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The Sacred Mirror"Evangelicalism, Honor, and Identity in the Deep South, 1790-1860"$
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Robert Elder

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469627564

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627564.001.0001

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In the Publick Manner

In the Publick Manner

Honor, Community, Discipline, and the Self in the Local Church

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(p.42) Chapter Two In the Publick Manner
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Robert Elder

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627564.003.0003

This chapter examines how evangelical congregations, Methodist, Baptist, and Presbyterian, became sources of institutional authority that helped to define and regulate honor and shame in their communities. Practiced differently by different denominations, church discipline intersected with the assumptions of honor in rituals such as excommunication and provided an avenue to address rumors, as well as to defend, or attack, reputations. Church discipline also addressed matters of debt and commerce that were intimately connected to honor and identity in the South. This chapter argues that because of its public nature church discipline became one of the central stages on which communal authority shaped individual identity in the Deep South.

Keywords:   Honor, Shame, Church Discipline, Debt, Rumor, Reputation, Identity, Recreation, Ritual

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