By Louis P. Nelson
Intermingling architectural, cultural, and non secular historical past, Louis Nelson reads Anglican structure and ornamental arts as records of eighteenth-century non secular perform and trust. within the fantastic thing about Holiness, he tells the tale of the Church of britain in colonial South Carolina, revealing how the colony's Anglicans negotiated the tensions among the endurance of seventeenth-century spiritual perform and the emerging tide of Enlightenment idea and sentimentality.
Nelson starts off with a cautious exam of the structures, grave markers, and communion silver shaped and utilized by early Anglicans. Turning to the spiritual capabilities of neighborhood church buildings, he makes use of those gadgets and artifacts to discover Anglican trust and perform in South Carolina. Chapters specialise in the position of the senses in non secular knowing, the perform of the sacraments, and where of attractiveness, regularity, and order in eighteenth-century Anglicanism. the ultimate part of the ebook considers the methods church structure and fabric tradition bolstered social and political hierarchies.
Richly illustrated with greater than 250 architectural photos and images of spiritual gadgets, the wonderful thing about Holiness is dependent upon exhaustive fieldwork to trace alterations in ancient structure. Nelson imaginatively reconstructs the historical past of the Church of britain in colonial South Carolina and its position in public existence, from its early years of ambivalent status in the colony throughout the moment wave of Anglicanism starting within the early 1750s.