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Four steeples over the city streets : religion and society in New York's early republic congregations

Author: Kyle T Bulthuis
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2014.
Series: Early American places.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the fifty years after the Constitution wassigned in 1787, New York City grew from a port town of 30,000 to a metropolisof over half a million residents. This rapid development transformed a oncetightknit community and its religious experience. These effects were felt byTrinity Episcopal Church, which had presented itself as a uniting influence inNew York, that connected all believers in social unity in the late  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
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Bulthuis, Kyle T.
Four Steeples over the City Streets : Religion and Society in New York's Early Republic Congregations.
New York : NYU Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kyle T Bulthuis
ISBN: 9781479894178 1479894176
OCLC Number: 897552506
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction: The Pursuit of Religious, Racial, and Social Unity in an Early Republic Metropolis --
1. The Foundations of Religious Establishment: The Colonial Era --
2. Religious Establishment Challenged, Destroyed, and Re-formed: The Revolutionary Era --
3. Creating Merchant Churches: The 1790s --
4. Stepping Up and Out: White Women in the Church, 1800-1820 --
5. Gendering Race in the Church: Black Male Benevolence, 1800-1820 --
6. Preacher Power: Congregational Political Struggles as Social Conflicts, 1810-1830 --
7. Neighborly Refinement and Withdrawal: 1820-1840 --
8. Reaping the Whirlwind: Immigration and Riot, 1830-1850 --
Conclusion. Elusive Unity: City Churches in a Romantic Age, after 1840 --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
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Series Title: Early American places.
Responsibility: Kyle T. Bulthuis.

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Examines the histories of four famous church congregations in early Republic New York City to uncover the lived experience of these historical subjects, and just how religious experience and social  Read more...

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Four Steeples models how social history can enrich our understanding ofreligion.[T]he book deserves to be read by every church historian and all historians ofthe early republic. * Anglican and Read more...

 
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