The Resource Parson Henry Renfro : free thinking on the Texas frontier, by William Clark Griggs

Parson Henry Renfro : free thinking on the Texas frontier, by William Clark Griggs

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Parson Henry Renfro : free thinking on the Texas frontier
Title
Parson Henry Renfro
Title remainder
free thinking on the Texas frontier
Statement of responsibility
by William Clark Griggs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The years following the Texas Revolution held even more turbulent events as diverse droves of pioneers crossed the Sabine and Red Rivers to start new lives in Texas. Early Texas society contended with religious issues, family life in a rugged environment, and the Civil War. This cultural history was clearly reflected in the life of frontier preacher Henry C. Renfro."--BOOK JACKET. "Migrating to Texas in 1851, Renfro enrolled in the fledgling Baylor University, and became a Baptist preacher. Eventually disillusioned with Baptist orthodoxy, Renfro was disenfranchised on charges of infidelity as he embraced the ideals of the Free Thought Movement, inspired by the writings of men such as Thomas Paine, Spinoza, and Robert Ingersoll."--BOOK JACKET. "Renfro's Civil War experience was no less unusual. Serving as both soldier and chaplain, Renfro left a valuable legacy of insight into the conflict, captured in a wealth of correspondence that is in itself significant."--BOOK JACKET. "Drawing on a vast body of letters, speeches, sermons, and oral histories that have never before been available, this chronological narrative of "The Parson's" life describes significant changes in Texas from 1850 to 1900, especially the volatile formation and growth of Baptist churches in North Central Texas. William Griggs' study yields numerous new details about the Free Thought Movement and depicts public reaction to sectarian leaders in nineteenth-century Texas."--BOOK JACKET. "The author also describes the developing Central Texas region known as the Cross Timbers, including the personal dynamics between a frontier family and its patriarch and encompassing such issues as property conflicts, divorce, and family reconciliation. This work unlocks an enlightening, engaging scene from Texas history."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Griggs, William Clark
Dewey number
  • 976.4/061/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2790.R46
LC item number
G75 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Renfro, Henry
  • Freethinkers
  • Baptists
  • Military chaplains
  • Military chaplains
Label
Parson Henry Renfro : free thinking on the Texas frontier, by William Clark Griggs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 257 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780292727625
Lccn
93007349
Note
See locations below.
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • OCM27811703
  • CARL027811703
Label
Parson Henry Renfro : free thinking on the Texas frontier, by William Clark Griggs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 257 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780292727625
Lccn
93007349
Note
See locations below.
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • OCM27811703
  • CARL027811703

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