Material Christianity: Religion and Popular Culture in America

Material Christianity: Religion and Popular Culture in America

by Colleen McDannell
     
 

This lavishly illustrated book investigates the history and meaning of Christian material culture in America over the past 150 years. Drawing on a rich array of historical sources and on in-depth interviews with Protestants, Catholics, Mormons, Colleen McDannell examines the relationship between religion and mass consumption.See more details below

Overview

This lavishly illustrated book investigates the history and meaning of Christian material culture in America over the past 150 years. Drawing on a rich array of historical sources and on in-depth interviews with Protestants, Catholics, Mormons, Colleen McDannell examines the relationship between religion and mass consumption.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300074994
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Sales rank:
1,332,305
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Illustration Credits
1Material Christianity1
2Piety, Art, Fashion: The Religious Object17
3The Bible in the Victorian Home67
4The Religious Symbolism of Laurel Hill Cemetery103
5Lourdes Water and American Catholicism132
6Christian Kitsch and the Rhetoric of Bad Taste163
7Mormon Garments: Sacred Clothing and the Body198
8Christian Retailing222
Epilogue270
Notes277
Index306

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