Powell's Chapel: A Church and Community

dc.contributor.advisor Conard, Rebecca en_US
dc.contributor.author Hawkins, Bethany Lynn en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Rowe, David en_US
dc.contributor.department History en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-28T18:30:36Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-28T18:30:36Z
dc.date.issued 2014-05-27 en_US
dc.description.abstract Following the Civil War, many rural churches sprung up across the South. They served as community centers during perilous times. Powell's Chapel Baptist Church, located in northern Rutherford County near the Wilson County line, is an example of a rural church founded after the Civil War that thrived despite great obstacles such as a fire, the Great Depression, two World Wars, and great social change. en_US
dc.description.abstract The religious faith of the members along with close community and kinship ties allowed the church to flourish while many other rural churches perished under the strain caused by the social movements of the twentieth century. Its rich and well-documented history makes it a strong case study for the study of rural religion and its relationship to community in the rural South. en_US
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dc.description.degree M.A. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/4261
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Murfreesboro en_US
dc.subject Tenn en_US
dc.subject Powell's Chapel Baptist Church en_US
dc.subject Religious History en_US
dc.subject Rural Studies en_US
dc.subject.umi History en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title Powell's Chapel: A Church and Community en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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