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Publisher Description

The image of a rough frontier – where working men were tempted away from church on Sundays by more profane concerns – was perpetuated by postwar religious leaders troubled by the decline in church involvement. Tina Block debunks the myth of a godless frontier, revealing a Pacific Northwest that rejected organized religion – but not necessarily God. Not just working men but also women, families, and middle-class communities helped to shape the region’s secular identity. Drawing on oral histories, census data, newspapers, and archival sources, Block launches this exploration of Northwest secularity and the independent spirit of those who chose to live irreligiously.

GENRE
Religion & Spirituality
RELEASED
2016
July 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
244
Pages
PUBLISHER
UBC Press
SELLER
eBOUND Canada
SIZE
3.1
MB