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By Martha Lee Dickson

Reflecting occasions of untrammeled religion and non secular values, Martha Dickson's Anchors of religion offers a pictorial review of a hundred forty five typically late-nineteenth century wood church buildings situated in southern Alabama, Mississippi, and all through Florida. The church buildings featured, which span over 100 years of background, include the indomitable spiritual spirit in their developers. Anchors of religion is greater than only a pictorial encyclopedia, besides the fact that. The author's descriptions and photographs offer particular information regarding either the structure of those homes of worship and the comparable historical past, from the founding of those associations to their present state.

Among the jewels featured in Anchors of religion, Dickson lines the Presbyterian Church of Union Church, Mississippi the entire as far back as its Gaelic-speaking Scottish Presbyterian immigrants from North Carolina. the writer tells the tale of the modest begin of the East Hill Baptist Church Chapel in Tallahassee, whose congregation shaped itself through assembly in a single another's homes as a result of global warfare II. The specified info of the bizarre "house of cards"-like facade of Hatchechubbee United Methodist Church in Hatchechubbee, Alabama, and the chippie Gothic variety of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Merritt Island, Florida exhibit the architectural strong point of a few Southern locations of worship.

From Greek Revival to Victorian Gothic, Dickson is helping upload to the certainty of spiritual religion within the rural South during the structure and heritage of its many surviving wood churches.

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