By Charles D. Cashdollar
A non secular Home explores congregational lifestyles within British and American Reformed church buildings among 1830 and 1915. At a time while students became attracted to the day by day event of neighborhood congregations, this e-book reaches again into the 19th century, a severely formative interval in Anglo-American non secular lifestyles, to check the ancient roots of congregational life.Taking the viewpoint of the laity, Cashdollar levels commonly from worship and track to fund-raising and management, from pastoral care to social paintings, from prayer conferences to strawberry gala's, from the sanctuary to the kitchen. Firmly rooted in broader currents of gender, category, notions of middle-class respectability, expanding expectancies for private privateness, and styles of professionalization, he reveals that there has been a gentle shift in emphasis in the course of those years from piety to fellowship. in keeping with documents, courses, and memorabilia from approximately a hundred and fifty congregations representing 8 denominations, A non secular Home offers us a accomplished, composite portrait of non secular lifestyles in Victorian Britain and America.
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A Spiritual Home: Life in British and American Reformed Congregations, 1830–1915 by Charles D. Cashdollar