Ethnicity and Doctrine
This chapter draws attention to two particularly strong contributions to diversity in antebellum Gettysburg religion: ethnicity and doctrine. Germans, the largest ethnic group, pondered how much English to accept, and evangelicalism provoked passionate debate, notably within mainline fellowships. Distinctive doctrines also thrived. Dunkers and Catholics were so far from the Protestant center that they occupied outer orbits of Gettysburg religion, although they moved in different, nearly opposite directions. Thus, diversity remained a daily occurrence in the antebellum Border North, and Gettysburg religion, more complicated than the rest of America, foretold of an ethnically and doctrinally complex nation that as a rule, with some big exceptions, was tolerant.
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