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When Gardner-Webb University Assistant Professor of History Dr. Joseph Moore first began writing the manuscript for his new book, he had no idea that the subject would offer him an opportunity to travel halfway around the world to search historic archives in Belfast, Edinburgh, and London, or that the experience would extend to him a rare, full-circle moment in his own unique history. While working on his dissertation, Moore became interested in the Scottish “Covenanters,” a group of fundamentalist Presbyterians who vowed to maintain the Presbyterian doctrine and policy as the sole form of religion of their country. While the Covenanters were successful in establishing their form of Christianity in Scotland in the 1600s, their efforts to replicate those foundations in the newly formed United States were unsuccessful.
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Office of University Communications, "Harvard Awards Gardner-Webb Professor Travel Grant" (2014). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1322.