Title

B. Fay Mills: revivalist, social reformer and advocate of free religion

Date of Award

1964

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Social Science (DSS)

Department

Social Sciences

Advisor(s)

A. Leland Jamison

Second Advisor

Nelson M. Blake

Third Advisor

Ralph Ketcham

Keywords

free religion, social reformer

Subject Categories

History of Religions of Western Origin | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Abstract

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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