The Christian Home in Victorian America, 1840-1900 Paperback

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The Christian Home in Victorian America, 1840-1900

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' ...wonderfully imaginative and provocative in its interdisciplinary approach to the study of nineteenth-century American religion and women's role within it' - "Choice" ' important addition to the fields of religious studies, womenOs history, and American cultural history' - "Journal of the American Academy of Religion". '...a complete and complex portrait of the Christian home' - "The Journal of American History".From the parlor organ inside to the stained glass and Gothic arches outside, the ideal Christian Victorian home reflected the flowering of domestic religion in America. But, as Colleen McDannel shows, Protestants and Catholics differed markedly in their understanding of the home as sacred space. McDannell compares styles of interior decoration, Sabbath rituals, funeral and mourning practices, and patterns of parental leadership in nineteenth-century Protestant and Catholic homes to elucidate the different strategies used by these two groups in dealing with the rapid social change of the period.She looks at where weddings were held, what functions rosary beads and the Bible served, and how the popular Gothic style of architecture was de-Romanized for mainstream anti-Catholic evangelicals.Through questions such as these, and through examination of a wide range of sources, McDannell addresses important issues of cultural assimilation, religious antagonism, and the evolution of middle-class values.

The Christian Home in Victorian America, 1840-1900 by Colleen McDannell was published by Indiana University Press in March 1994. The ISBN for The Christian Home in Victorian America, 1840-1900 is 9780253208828.

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Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherIndiana University Press (March 1994)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages216
Thickness11 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1190938
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