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 drawn to the day by day event of neighborhood congregations, this booklet reaches again into the 19th century, a significantly formative interval in Anglo-American spiritual lifestyles, to envision the ancient roots of congregational life.Taking the point of view 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 fairs, 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 unearths that there has been a gentle shift in emphasis in the course of those years from piety to fellowship. in accordance with files, guides, and memorabilia from approximately a hundred and fifty congregations representing 8 denominations, A non secular Home provides us a accomplished, composite portrait of spiritual existence in Victorian Britain and America.

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A non secular domestic explores congregational lifestyles inside of British and American Reformed church buildings among 1830 and 1915. At a time whilst students became drawn to the day by day event of neighborhood congregations, this ebook reaches again into the 19th century, a significantly formative interval in Anglo-American non secular existence, to envision the ancient roots of congregational existence.

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