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Publisher PDF: the final published version of the article, with professional formatting and typesetting

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Christian Denominations and Sects | History of Christianity | History of Religion | Public History | Religious Education | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion | Scandinavian Studies | United States History

Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

"Silliness and Stillness" tells the history of Covenant Point Bible Camp, located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Founded in 1926, it has primarily served the congregations of the Swedish Mission Covenant (now Evangelical Covenant Church), and represents the broader revival movements that produced that denomination in the nineteenth century. The story of this camp is also part of the history of the Christian camping movement that developed throughout the twentieth century in the United States and Canada. In addition to being an anniversary book for the particular community that calls the camp "home," it also presents the theological background and philosophy of ministry that has guided the camp since the beginning.

Original Citation

Mark Safstrom. Silliness and Stillness: A History of Covenant Point Bible Camp in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. (Iron River: Michigan: CPBC 2017).