A Southern Tradition in Theology and Social Criticism, 1830-1930
The Religious Liberalism and Social Conservatism of James Warley Miles, William Porcher Dubose, and Edgar Gardner Murphy
A study of three ordained Episcopal clergymen from the South who, as theological "liberals," represented trends and emphases that were a part of the theological and intellectual climate of their time.
". . . a significant contribution to the intellectual history of the south." - Journal of the American Academy of Religion
"This solid study is really three intellectual biographies. . . . [For] persons interested in the history of theology, the social gospel, and a differing perspective on religion, this volume offers much." - Church History
"Luker's account of the lives and thought of these three influential southern Episcopalians is superbly researched and deftly told. . . . Luker is especially skilled as an intellectual historian. . . . It has become increasingly clear in recent years that nineteenth-century southern religion was more than an ongoing camp meeting." - American Historical Review
ISBN10: 0-88946-655-6 ISBN13: 978-0-88946-655-5