Holy Fairs / Edition 2

Holy Fairs / Edition 2

by Leigh Eric Schmidt
     
 

Winner of the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History, Holy Fairs traces the roots of American camp-meeting revivalism to the communion festivals of early modern Scotland. This new paperback edition of Leigh Eric Schmidt's seminal work features updated material, a dozen illustrations, and a new preface by the author.See more details below

Overview

Winner of the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History, Holy Fairs traces the roots of American camp-meeting revivalism to the communion festivals of early modern Scotland. This new paperback edition of Leigh Eric Schmidt's seminal work features updated material, a dozen illustrations, and a new preface by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802849663
Publisher:
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
943,097
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface to the New Edition
Prospect3
1From Reformation to Revival11
Innovations and Legacies in the Age of Reform11
The Rise of a Popular Festival21
Covenanters and Communions32
High Days in Scotland41
The Sacramental Season in Early America50
Communions and Camp Meetings59
2A Visible Gospel69
The Historical Interpretation of Ritual70
Preparation, Penitence, and Purification76
Thresholds and Transformations83
Communion and Community94
3The Mental World of Pastors and People115
The Recovery of Popular Piety117
Sinners and the Sacrament122
From Diversion to Devotion134
Popular Visions and Ministerial Revisions145
The Rhythms of Piety153
Communion and Consummation158
4The Autumn of the Sacramental Season169
Burns and the Blacksmith170
Frequency versus Festivity183
The Reform of the Holy Fair192
Legacies and Laments205
Retrospect213
Notes221
Index271

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