A cheerful and comfortable faith : Anglican religious practice in the elite households of eighteenth-century Virginia (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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A cheerful and comfortable faith : Anglican religious practice in the elite households of eighteenth-century Virginia

Author: Lauren F Winner
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How do you capture the nature of Anglican piety in colonial Virginia? Lauren Winner does it by linking household objects to theological and devotional books and religious practice. Her astute analysis takes us to the heart of eighteenth-century Anglican religion--in Virginia's houses where the needlework, walnut tables, prayer books, and silver bowls she examines once resided. The result is a landmark work in
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren F Winner
ISBN: 9780300124699 0300124694
OCLC Number: 502676195
Description: ix, 272 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: With cold water and silver bowls : becoming an Anglican in eighteenth-century Virginia --
Becoming a "Christian woman" : needlework and girls' religious formation --
People of the book: liturgical culture and the domestic uses of prayer books --
Sarah Foote Stuart's fish sauce: the liturgical year around the table --
To comfort the living : the household choreography of death and mourning --
Epilogue. Lucy Smith Digges's "Little old fashioned oblong black walnut" table : household religious practice in Episcopalian Virginia.
Responsibility: Lauren F. Winner.

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Examines the physical objects found in elite Virginia households of the eighteenth century to discover what they can tell us about their owners' lives and religious practices. The author illuminates  Read more...

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"Few historical works I have read so fully re-create the sensory world of people in a particular time and place in colonial American history. In this sense this is a wonderfully original work, deeply Read more...

 
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