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Saving Souls

Pamela J. Walker

in Pulling the Devil's Kingdom Down

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9780520225916
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520925854 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520225916.003.0004
Saving Souls

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Elijah Cadman and Adalaide Cox took paths that were, in many respects, similar. Like all Salvationists, they adopted a special form of dress and relinquished tobacco, drink, and many of the leisure activities their neighbors enjoyed. Their days were filled with God's work. Their choices set them apart from their respective families and neighborhoods albeit for different reasons. The Christian Mission, and later the Salvation Army, adopted a structure and practice that combined submission to God's will and discipline with an unusual degree of authority and responsibility to evangelism. The Salvation Army was a part of wider changes in evangelical culture, but it offered a distinctive response to the dilemmas facing Victorian Christians. The relationship among what Salvationists believed, their social, culture, and religion, and the work they did is the subject of this article.

Keywords: Elijah Cadman; Adalaide Cox; Salvationists; Christian Mission; Salvation Army; evangelism; culture; religion

Chapter.  15830 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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