A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Eighteenth-century Virginia Lauren F. Winner
- Publication date:
- 05 Oct 2010
- 288 pages: 229 x 152 x 25mm
- 40 black-&-white illustrations
This enlightening book examines the physical objects found in elite Virginia households of the eighteenth century to discover what they can tell us about their owners' lives and religious practices. Lauren Winner looks closely at punch bowls, needlework, mourning jewelry, baptismal gowns, biscuit moulds, cookbooks and many other items, illuminating the ways Anglicanism influenced daily activities and attitudes in colonial Virginia, particularly in the households of the gentry.
Lauren F. Winner, an assistant professor at Duke Divinity School, lectures and writes widely about Christianity.
Selected as a "Choice" Outstanding Academic Title for 2011 in the Religion category--Choice Outstanding Academic Title"Choice" (03/12/2012)