The Baptist Churches of South Trinidad and Their Missionaries, 1815-1892

Brewer, Peter David (1988) The Baptist Churches of South Trinidad and Their Missionaries, 1815-1892. MTh(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Chapter One deals with the context in which the Trinidad Baptists, and others in the Caribbean area, were formed. That context is the revivalist religious tradition of the United States. The nature and meaning of the revivalist tradition, and the revivalist phenomena, is explained. The question is raised as to whether some of this behaviour is really a residual, and pagan, Africanism. Various theories about the connection between Revivalism and Africanism are discussed, and a provisional answer is suggested. The conclusion as regards the Trinidad Baptists is that they came to the island as essentially a revivalist and evangelical group who tended to lose that character over the years in which they lived in a predominantly Catholic and Afro-Caribbean environment. This posed a problem for the British missionaries who worked with them.

Item Type: Thesis (MTh(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Religious history, Caribbean studies
Date of Award: 1988
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1988-76814
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 11:53
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 11:53

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