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By Walter H. Conser Jr.

ISBN-10: 0813124050

ISBN-13: 9780813124056

While spiritual range is usually thought of a contemporary phenomenon in the United States, the Cape worry sector of southeastern North Carolina has been a various neighborhood because the quarter used to be first settled. Early on, the area and the port urban of Wilmington have been extra city than the remainder of the kingdom and hence supplied individuals with possibilities seldom present in different elements of North Carolina. This region drew citizens from many ethnic backgrounds, and the boys and girls who settled there grew to become an essential component of the region's tradition. Set opposed to the backdrop of nationwide and southern spiritual event, A Coat of many colours examines problems with non secular variety and neighborhood id within the Cape worry quarter. writer Walter H. Conser Jr. attracts on a wide variety of resources, together with congregational files, sermon texts, liturgy, newspaper money owed, kin memoirs, and technological advancements to discover the evolution of non secular lifestyles during this region. starting with the tale of prehistoric local americans and carrying on with via an exam of existence on the finish of 20th century, Conser tracks the advance of a few of the religions, denominations, and ethnic teams that decision the Cape worry area domestic. From early local American traditions to the institution of the 1st church buildings, cathedrals, synagogues, mosques, and temples, A Coat of many colours bargains a complete view of the spiritual and ethnic variety that experience characterised Cape worry all through its background. during the lens of local heritage, Conser explores how this area's wealthy non secular and racial range might be obvious as a microcosm for the South, and he examines the ways that faith can have an effect on such varied elements of existence as structure and race relations.

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If one looks for the religious elements of prehistoric native experience, they are sometimes hard to see. The Cape Fear region, for example, has no remains of massive temples or monuments, no manuscripts of religious scriptures. Where are the spiritual values and religious experiences in the midst of all this discussion of subsistence patterns and material culture? The stereotype of Native American religious traditions in the historic era is that they respect the natural environment and its powers, that time is cyclical, and that all forms of life are interrelated.

49 Hilton and his men had other encounters with the native peoples. In one case, an Indian shot an arrow at Hilton and a detachment of his crew. After pursing their assailant and destroying his hut and possessions, Hilton was approached by a delegation of forty native men who sought to restore peace. ” In all probability, these expressions were derived from the word bueno and indicated contact with the Spanish, who had been in what is now South Carolina since the 1520s. The Indians also presented two young women to the Englishmen as recompense for the attack.

William Gale, writing to his father, regretted that Brett’s departure would prevent the baptism of his newborn son. 13 42 A Coat of Many Colors John Urmston, another missionary, was born in Lancashire, England, around 1662. After his ordination in 1695 Urmston worked as a chaplain, first in the Royal Navy and then in the Russia Company, serving in Moscow, Archangel, and the Baltic Sea. After returning to England Urmston was recommended to the SPG and departed for North Carolina under its auspices in 1710.

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