Holy Ground, Too : The Camp Meeting Family Tree

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9780966340303: Holy Ground, Too : The Camp Meeting Family Tree

If you are interested in a different interpretation of American religious history, then this is the book for you.

HOLY GROUND, TOO traces the history of the camp meeting family tree, and differs from the common interpretation of camp meeting origins. This book disputes the claim that camp meetings were founded in Kentucky circa 1800, and argues instead that the institution was founded in the Carolinas or Georgia possibly as early as 1786. Furthermore, this volume traces the camp meeting family tree through such relatives as Chautauqua, the Bible and Prophecy Conference movement, the Christian Resort, tabernacle revivalism, the family camping movement and even the modern Jesus fesitval.

The book is divided into three parts. Part one is the story of the camp meeting family tree, and it is a well-documented account. Part two is a bibloiography of camp meeting materials, and there are 2263 entries. Part three is an historical table of more than 3000 sites world-wid! e. The book is well- illustrated with photographs by Wendy Erickson.

Remember that camp meeting or Bible Conference you used to attend as a child? Its probably listed in the table of sites with a reference to a history. Ever wondered where a certain camp meeting was located, or what year it was founded? Look it up in the table of sites, and check out the historical reference to see if a history has been written.

The table of sites is set up by state, and then arranged alphabetically by city of location. Separate columns tell you if the site is still used and what year it was established. The reference column refers you to the bibliography, and tells you at a glance if a history of the site has been written.

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This is the most comprehensive study of the camp meeting ever written. It combines in one volume a history of the camp meeting movement, a huge bibliography of related materials and a table of more than 3,000 sites. The table of sites includes a reference tool with which the reader can easily access the bibliography for historical materials.

This volume is a vital tool for anyone who would study the field of American religion, but it is critical for the study of revivalism, evangelicalsim, the holiness movement and the modern charismatic revival. Here is a reference volume for the scholar and student alike, a tool that will be used again and again.

From the Author:

I have studied the subject of camp meeting for more than thirty years, and often wished for a good bibliography of camp meeting material. There were also times when I desperately needed a historical table of camp meeting sites. Such items were nowhere to be found. Here they are in one book! And all numbered for easy access and reference.

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Published by Holiness Archives (1998)
ISBN 10: 0966340302 ISBN 13: 9780966340303
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Book Description Holiness Archives, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020966340302

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