B. Fay Mills: revivalist, social reformer and advocate of free religion
Date of Award
Doctor of Social Science (DSS)
A. Leland Jamison
Nelson M. Blake
free religion, social reformer
History of Religions of Western Origin | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
The story of Benjamin Fay Mills is to a great extent the story of liberal protestantism in the post-Civil War period ... He was successively an advocate of revivalism, the social gosspel, UNitarianism and free religion. Beginning his ministry in the orthodox Congregational Church, he turned full circle and ended as a revivalist in the Presbyterian denomination...
A biographical study of a preacher is uniquesly important for the understanding of American Christianity...
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Wilhelm, Nelson Daniel, "B. Fay Mills: revivalist, social reformer and advocate of free religion" (1964). Social Science - Dissertations. Paper 144.