From Abyssinian to Zion: A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship

From Abyssinian to Zion: A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship

by David W. Dunlap
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231125429

ISBN-13: 9780231125420

Pub. Date: 05/05/2004

Publisher: Columbia University Press

From modest chapels to majestic cathedrals, and historic synagogues to modern mosques and Buddhist temples: this photo-filled, pocket-size guidebook presents 1,079 houses of worship in Manhattan and lays to rest the common perception that skyscrapers, bridges, and parks are the only defining moments in the architectural history of New York City. With his exhaustive

Overview

From modest chapels to majestic cathedrals, and historic synagogues to modern mosques and Buddhist temples: this photo-filled, pocket-size guidebook presents 1,079 houses of worship in Manhattan and lays to rest the common perception that skyscrapers, bridges, and parks are the only defining moments in the architectural history of New York City. With his exhaustive research of the city's religious buildings, David W. Dunlap has revealed (and at times unearthed) an urban history that reinforces New York as a truly vibrant center of community and cultural diversity. Published in conjunction with a New-York Historical Society exhibition, From Abyssinian to Zion is a sometimes quirky, always intriguing journey of discovery for tourists as well as native New Yorkers. Which popular pizzeria occupies the site of the cradle of the Christian and Missionary Alliance movement, the Gospel Tabernacle? And where can you find the only house of worship in Manhattan built during the reign of Caesar Augustus?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231125420
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
05/05/2004
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.64(h) x 1.15(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Prefacexiii
Acknowledgmentsxix
Neighborhood Maps
Introduction1
A-Z5
Bibliography299
Index341

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