By Charles D. Cashdollar
A religious Home explores congregational existence within 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 publication reaches again into the 19th century, a severely formative interval in Anglo-American spiritual lifestyles, to envision the historic roots of congregational life.Taking the viewpoint of the laity, Cashdollar levels largely 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, type, notions of middle-class respectability, expanding expectancies for private privateness, and styles of professionalization, he unearths that there has been a steady shift in emphasis in the course of those years from piety to fellowship. according to documents, courses, and memorabilia from approximately a hundred and fifty congregations representing 8 denominations, A religious Home provides us a finished, composite portrait of spiritual existence 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