Religion in the Civil War: This four-week course begins February 3, 2020, at KSU’s College of Professional Education.
Separation among denominations served as a precursor to the secession of eleven Southern states. Fracture in the Methodist Church occurred first with that body dividing over the issue of slavery in 1845. Baptists formalized a separate Sothern Baptist Convention. The Presbyterian Church formally split along the North-South lines in 1861. Despite the splintering of churches before the American Civil War, religion had a profound impact on leaders, officers and soldiers. During this course, with instructor Michael K. Shaffer, students will explore a war where both sides prayed to the same God. Registration online at http://bit.ly/2QlgvYP, or call 470.578.6765.