Christian homes

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Christian ideas on family, religion, and the home in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The cult of domesticity has often been linked to the privatization of religion and the idealisation of the motherly ideal of the 'angel in the house'. This book revisits the Christian home of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and sheds new light on the stereotypical distinction between the private and public spheres and their inhabitants. Emphasizing the importance of patriarchal domesticity during the period and the frequent blurring of boundaries between the Christian home and modern society, the case studies included in this volume call for a more nuanced understanding of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Christian ideas on family, religion, and the home.
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AuthorJan Art, Patrick Pasture, Thomas Buerman, Tine van Osselaer
SeriesKADOC studies on religion, culture and society
PublisherUniversitaire Pers Leuven
Binding MethodPaperback
Year of Publication2014
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