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Challenges on the Emmaus Road: Episcopal Bishops Confront Slavery, Civil War, and Emancipation by T. Felder Dorn (review)

Challenges on the Emmaus Road: Episcopal Bishops Confront Slavery, Civil War, and Emancipation by... elizabeth duquette, associate professor of English at Gettysburg College, is the author of Loyal Subjects: Bonds of Nation, Race, and Allegiance in Nineteenth- Century America (Rutgers University Press, 2010) and coeditor of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps: Selected Tales, Essays, and Poems (University of Nebraska Press, 2014). Challenges on the Emmaus Road: Episcopal Bishops Confront Slavery, Civil War, and Emancipation. By T. Felder Dorn. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2013. Pg. 472. Cloth, $49.95.) The title of T. Felder Dorn’s exhaustive study of Episcopal bishops before, during, and after the American Civil War is revealing in more ways than one. It is taken from the Gospel of Luke 24:13–35, where Jesus walks and talks with his disciples about his crucifi xion and resurrection with- out being recognized. Dorn sees this biblical turn as a handy metaphor for the blindness and willful apathy exhibited by Episcopal bishops to the evils of slavery and the related events that led to civil war. The title and its origins are also emblematic of Dorn’s methodological commitment to telling history from a theological perspective. Challenges on the Emmaus Road is fi rst and foremost a work of church history, and its every insight is off http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

Challenges on the Emmaus Road: Episcopal Bishops Confront Slavery, Civil War, and Emancipation by T. Felder Dorn (review)

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Abstract

elizabeth duquette, associate professor of English at Gettysburg College, is the author of Loyal Subjects: Bonds of Nation, Race, and Allegiance in Nineteenth- Century America (Rutgers University Press, 2010) and coeditor of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps: Selected Tales, Essays, and Poems (University of Nebraska Press, 2014). Challenges on the Emmaus Road: Episcopal Bishops Confront Slavery, Civil War, and Emancipation. By T. Felder Dorn. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2013. Pg. 472. Cloth, $49.95.) The title of T. Felder Dorn’s exhaustive study of Episcopal bishops before, during, and after the American Civil War is revealing in more ways than one. It is taken from the Gospel of Luke 24:13–35, where Jesus walks and talks with his disciples about his crucifi xion and resurrection with- out being recognized. Dorn sees this biblical turn as a handy metaphor for the blindness and willful apathy exhibited by Episcopal bishops to the evils of slavery and the related events that led to civil war. The title and its origins are also emblematic of Dorn’s methodological commitment to telling history from a theological perspective. Challenges on the Emmaus Road is fi rst and foremost a work of church history, and its every insight is off

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Feb 5, 2015

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