When Church Became Theatre: The Transformation of Evangelical Architecture and Worship in Nineteenth-Century America

When Church Became Theatre: The Transformation of Evangelical Architecture and Worship in Nineteenth-Century America

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by Jeanne Halgren Kilde
     
 

In the 1880s, profound socio-economic and technological changes in the United States contributed to the rejection of Christian architectural traditions and the development of a radically new worship building, the auditorium church. When Church Became Theatre focuses on this radical shift in evangelical Protestant architecture and links it to changes in worship style… See more details below

Overview

In the 1880s, profound socio-economic and technological changes in the United States contributed to the rejection of Christian architectural traditions and the development of a radically new worship building, the auditorium church. When Church Became Theatre focuses on this radical shift in evangelical Protestant architecture and links it to changes in worship style and religious mission.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195143416
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/11/2002
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1640L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Jeanne Halgren Kilde holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota. She is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Macalester College, and Co-director of Macalester's Lilly Project for Work, Ethics, and Vocation.

Table of Contents

1Transformation of Protestant architecture3
2Redefining clerical and audience authority in the architecture of urban revivals22
3Formalism and the Gothic revival among evangelical Protestants56
4Spiritual armories on the new suburban landscape84
5Church becomes theatre112
6Sacralizing the evangelical church as a church home146
7Building for the children : Akron plan Sunday schools and institutional churches170
8Meanings in nineteenth-century evangelical architecture197

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