By Charles D. Cashdollar
A non secular Home explores congregational existence inside of British and American Reformed church buildings among 1830 and 1915. At a time while students became attracted to the daily adventure of neighborhood congregations, this ebook reaches again into the 19th century, a seriously formative interval in Anglo-American spiritual existence, to envision the ancient roots of congregational life.Taking the point of view of the laity, Cashdollar levels generally from worship and tune 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, type, notions of middle-class respectability, expanding expectancies for private privateness, and styles of professionalization, he unearths that there has been a gentle shift in emphasis in the course of those years from piety to fellowship. in accordance with files, courses, and memorabilia from approximately one hundred fifty congregations representing 8 denominations, A religious Home offers us a accomplished, composite portrait of non secular existence in Victorian Britain and America.
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