|Presbyterians and the Civil War|
Events, Exhibits, and Resources from PHS
2011 - 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. At PHS, we are commemorating this pivotal moment in the history of the United States. Drawing from the collections entrusted to our care, we bring to light Presbyterian struggles and triumphs in the War Between the States through a variety of ways. Below, please enjoy the resources we have compiled for enrichment learning, and check back soon: we will be continually adding more.
"Theology, Presbyterian History, and the Civil War": Mark A. Noll addresses changes in Presbyterian and Reformed theology in the wake of the Civil War.
" 'There Can Be No Neutral Ground': Samuel B. McPheeters and the Collision of Church and State in St. Louis, 1860-1864": Marcus J. McArthur explores faith, civil disloyalty, and religious liberty under martial law.
PHS has been publishing the Journal of Presbyterian History for more than 100 years. Below are links to three articles on Presbyterians and the Civil War that have run in previous issues:
"Two Civil War Notebooks of James Russell Miller," Journal of the Presbyterian Historical Society, v. 37, nos. 2 and 3, 1959.
Monroe, Haskell, "South Carolinians and the Formation of the Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States of America," Journal of Presbyterian History, v. 42, no. 4, Dec. 1964.
Shankman, Arnold, "Converse, The Christian Observer, and Civil War Censorship," Journal of Presbyterian History, v. 52, no. 3, Fall 1974.