The Gospel Working Up: Progress and the Pulpit in Nineteenth-Century Virginia (Religion in America)
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Beth Barton Schweiger
- Publish Date: 2000-02-10
The Gospel Working Up offers a history of three generations of Baptist and Methodist clergymen in nineteenth-century Virginia, and through them of the congregations and communities in which they lived and worked. Schweiger examines the religious experience both before and after the Civil War, showing how Southern Protestantism became an instrument of spiritual, moral, material, and cultural progress.