The Christian Home in Victorian America, 1840-1900

The Christian Home in Victorian America, 1840–1900

Colleen McDannell
Distribution: World
Publication date: 3/1/1994
ISBN: 978-0-253-11356-6
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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

“ . . . an important addition to the fields of religious studies, women’s 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

Author Bio

COLLEEN MCDANNELL is Associate Professor of History and Sterling M. McMurrin Chair in Religious Studies at the University of Utah and co-author (with Bernhard Lang) of Heaven: A History.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Catherine L. Albanese and Stephen J. Stein
Preface

1. Church, Home, and Society
2. Domestic Architecture and the Protestant
3. Catholic Domesticity
4. Rituals of the Hearth
5. Leaders at the Domestic Altar: The Paternal Model
6. Leaders at the Domestic Altar: The Maternal Model

Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index