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Faith in objects : American missionary expositions in the early twentieth century

Author: Erin L Hasinoff
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: Contemporary anthropology of religion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In the early twentieth century, missionary expositions were a central event in the religious life of many Americans. They also converged with the research agenda of anthropology, which was then defined by museum work. This thoughtfully researched book brings the untold history of the World in Boston of 1911 to light. Extraordinary in terms of content, geographic scope, and attendance, "America's First Great  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erin L Hasinoff
ISBN: 9780230116726 0230116728 9781349297337 134929733X
OCLC Number: 711049416
Description: xiv, 269 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preliminaries --
Antecedents --
The world in Boston of 1911 --
Setting the stage --
First impressions --
Pedagogical architecture --
Object lessons --
Spiritless pleasures --
The missionary exhibit of 1900 --
An established tradition --
Missionary engagements --
Objects of missionary education --
Stewardship --
Scripted parts --
Lifelong lessons.
Series Title: Contemporary anthropology of religion.
Responsibility: Erin L. Hasinoff.

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Hasinoff brings the untold history of the World in Boston of 1911, 'America's First Great Missionary Exposition,' to light, focusing on how the material culture of missions shaped domestic  Read more...

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