“It’s surprising how many threads are connected with religion and Southern history. You can’t talk about literature, politics 

_ anything Southern _ without talking about religion. If you want to study the South, you have to study religion.”



—Southern Studies graduate student, quoted in “Religion and the South,” The Southern Register, Fall, 1987 



Photo: Deborah Fagan Carpenter


One thought on “This Week’s Southernism, Monday, September 4, 2017

  1. Randall O'Brien

    True. Faulkner’s assessment also seems true, doesn’t it?
    “The only thing wrong with Christianity is we haven’t tried it yet.”

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