Month: March 2016

Church & State During the Civil War

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Saturday, March 26th at 5:00 P.M.

The Patton Compound


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We had a fantastic discussion of the Church & State During the Civil War. Graciously Hosted by Court Patton and family.

Dr. Marcus MacArthur from Westminster Seminary CA provided the presentation, and facilitated the accompanying Q&A session. As usual, the fine build-your-own sandwiches and Mike Hess’s famed brews worked out great.

Dr. McArthur discussed the wartime experience of Missouri ministers who attempted to remain neutral during the American Civil War. Federal officials often interpreted ministers’ appeals to the spirituality of the church as evidence of disloyalty to the Union. As a result, many clergymen in Missouri faced removal from their pulpits, fines, arrest, imprisonment, and even banishment. The presentation will touch on issues of church and state during the Civil War, slavery and racial fears, Lincoln’s attitude toward neutral ministers, and the limits of religious liberty during a civil war.

Dr. McArthur is Vice President for Administration and Adjunct Professor of Church History at Westminster Seminary California. He received his Ph.D. in History from Saint Louis University in 2012. He is currently revising his dissertation on this topic for publication with a university press.

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