Catholics and Southern Honor: Rev. Patrick Lynch's Paper War with Rev. James Henley Thornwell

@article{Tate2013CatholicsAS,
  title={Catholics and Southern Honor: Rev. Patrick Lynch's Paper War with Rev. James Henley Thornwell},
  author={Adam L. Tate},
  journal={The Catholic Historical Review},
  year={2013},
  volume={99},
  pages={455 - 479}
}
  • Adam L. Tate
  • Published 2013
  • History
  • The Catholic Historical Review
The author examines the ability of Catholics in the American South to utilize the language of honor, a major facet of Southern political culture. The 1843 newspaper clash on the Apocrypha between Patrick Lynch (future bishop of Charleston, South Carolina) and James Henley Thornwell (influential Old School Presbyterian minister) demonstrated that Catholics in the South had adapted well to republican politics. The debate transcended doctrine and became an "affair of honor." Catholics in the… Expand

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