Peter Cartwright, Legendary Frontier Preacher

Peter Cartwright, Legendary Frontier Preacher

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Believing deeply that the gospel touched every aspect of a person's life, Peter Cartwright was a man who held fast to his principles, resulting in a life of itinerant preaching and thirty years of political quarrels with Abraham Lincoln. Peter Cartwright, Legendary Frontier Preacher is the first full-length biography of this most famous of the early nineteenth-century Methodist circuit-riding preachers. _x000B_Robert Bray tells the full story of the long relationship between Cartwright and Lincoln, including their political campaigns against each other, their social antagonisms, and their radical disagreements on the Christian religion, as well as their shared views on slavery and the central fact of their being qself-made.q_x000B_In addition, the biography examines in close detail Cartwright's instrumental role in Methodism's bitter qdivorceq of 1844, in which the southern conferences seceded in a remarkable prefigurement of the United States a decade later. Finally, Peter Cartwright attempts to place the man in his appropriate national context: as a potent qman of wordsq on the frontier, a self-authorizing qlegend in his own time, q and, surprisingly, an enduring western literary figure. _x000B_... John, 184 duty: PCa#39;s definition of, 52a€“54 Early, John, 162, 163, 170, 187a€“88 Ebenezer Manual Training School (Academy), 213, 214 ... 214; on weddings, 21 flax planting and processing, 11 Fletcher, Job, 291n32 Ford, Thomas, 204 Fountain Head (Tenn.) ... John C., 254 fruit: use of term, 49, 156, 157 Ft. Massaic (Ill. Terr.)anbsp;...

Title:Peter Cartwright, Legendary Frontier Preacher
Author: Robert Bray
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 2005-07-18

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