Virginia Insight
4:09 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Religion & Virginia History

Think “Religion and the South,” and what group jumps to mind?

If you say “Baptists,” there is certainly good reason for such thinking.

But did you know that religious freedoms enjoyed today come in large measure from when Baptists here were a small minority fighting hard for religious liberty for all?

On the next Virginia Insight, we've got a few other surprises to share as we delve into a history of religion in the Old Dominion.

Guests:
Stephen L. Longenecker, PhD -  Author of Shenandoah Religion: Outsiders and the Mainstream in the Shenandoah Valley, 1750-1861[Baylor University Press].

Andrew D. Witmer, PhD - Specialist in the history of race and religion in America.  Assistant Professor of History, James Madison University.

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