Why is the South so religious? Why is it the Bible Belt? Do begin to answer that complex question we need to go back to Colonial times before the First Great Awakening. Dr. Thomas Little is associate professor of history at Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia and the author of The Origins of Southern Evangelicalism: Religious Revivalism in the South Carolina Low Country, 1670-1760. He spoke with me about the early history of religious revival in the South.
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