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The Formidable Opposition to Unitarianism and Transcendentalism by the Old School Presbyterian Church in the South

The most formidable opposition to the democratization of Christianity by the Unitarians and Transcendentalists came from the Old School Presbyterians, particularly in the South.

In the South, Old School Presbyterianism constituted a far greater majority of Presbyterianism than it did in the North, and it had much great influence on southern thought than the Old School had in the North. As a result, there was in the South a far greater consciousness of the theological radicalism lurking behind the anti-slavery crusade, and also a much keener insight into the growing radicalism in northern thought in its many and varied implications for constitutional government in the country, and its effect on the American way of life. - Singer, p. 82.