Religion on the American Frontier, 1801-1901.
The Western Fellowship of Professors and Scholars will explore
the theme of New Religious Movements in the 19th century. Several colorful and novel religious movements sprung up in America as the country was expanding westward; some promoting new revelations and new practices, and others claiming to return to primitive patterns and teachings.
What was it about this period of history that produced diverse groups such as Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh-Day Adventists, Christian Scientists, Disciples of Christ and churches of Christ, and Pentecostals?
The WFPS will meet in Manhattan, Kansas, October 19-20, 2012. Stay tuned for further announcements, and watch your mailbox and email for an official call for papers.