Religion and the Household

Religion and the Household

Edited by John Doran, Charlotte Methuen, Alexandra Walsham

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Reflecting growing awareness of the complex relationship between public and private spaces, this volume is an important contribution to research into the family and household as a locus of doctrine and piety. Contributions show how the domestic sphere has sustained Christian practice and furthered the spread of Christianity but also how it has contributed to the marginalization of the Church and the rise of secularism.
The fiftieth volume of Studies in Church History explores the theme 'Religion and the Household'. Comprising papers and communications presented at the annual conferences of the Ecclesiastical History Society in 2012-2013, the volume explores the household from different angles: as a physical location and setting for collective prayer and personal meditation; as a network of people bound together by ties of kinship, emotion, service and obligation; and as a metaphor and symbol of structures and systems of authority that operated essentially outside it. The essays include explorations of the role of the family and household throughout Christian history as well as in other religious traditions, especially Islam and Judaism.
Contributions show how the domestic sphere has sustained Christian practice and furthered the spread of Christianity but also how it has contributed to the marginalization of the Church and the rise of secularism. Reflecting growing awareness of the complex relationship between public and private spaces, the volume is an important contribution to research into the family and household as a locus of doctrine and piety.
+ JOHN DORAN was Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Chester.

CHARLOTTE METHUEN is Senior Lecturer in Church History at the University of Glasgow.

ALEXANDRA WALSHAM is Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Contributors: MICHAEL ASHBY, ANDREW ATHERSTONE, GARETH ATKINS, ELISHEVA BAUMGARTEN, DAVID BEBBINGTON, BRENDA BOLTON, JOHN BONEHAM, CALLUM G. BROWN, ADAM YUET CHAU, KATE COOPER, PETER CUNICH, ANTHONY FLETCHER, SARAH FOOT, BERNARD HAMILTON, TARA HAMLING, W. M. JACOB, JUSTIN JONES, SOPHIE MANN, DAVID MAXWELL, EMILIE K. M. MURPHY, AMANDA PULLAN, SUSAN ROYAL, SARA SLINN, JULIA M. H. SMITH, THOMAS W. SMITH, JOHN W. B. TOMLINSON, LUCY UNDERWOOD, ALEXANDRA WALSHAM, JONATHAN WILLIS, LINDA WILSON, LUCY WOODING

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May 2014
51 black and white illustrations
536 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
Studies in Church History
ISBN: 9780954681029
Format: Hardback
Ecclesiastical History Society
BIC HRCV, 2AB, 3D
BISAC REL012000, REL017000
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Table of Contents

Introduction - Alexandra M Walsham
John Doran (1966-2012): An Appreciation - Brenda H. Bolton
Relationships, Resistance and Religious Change in the Early Christian Household - Kate Cooper
Material Christianity in the Early Medieval Household - Julia M. H. Smith
Households of St Edmund - Sarah Foot
'A faithful and wise servant'? Innocent III (1198-1216) looks at his Household - Brenda H. Bolton
The College of Cardinals under Honorius III: A Nepotistic Household? - Thomas W. Smith
Perfection and Pragmatism: Cathar Attitudes to the Household - Bernard Hamilton
Daily Commodities and Religious Identity in the Medieval Jewish Communities of Northern Europe - Elisheva Baumgarten
Holy Families: The Spiritualization of the Early Modern Household revisited - Alexandra M Walsham
Richard Whitford's Werke for Housholders: Humanism, Monasticism and Tudor Household Piety - Lucy Wooding
The Syon Household at Denham, 1539-50 - Peter Cunich
Reforming Household Piety: John Foxe and the Lollard Conventicle Tradition - Susan Royal
The Decalogue, Patriarchy and Domestic Religious Education in Reformation England - Jonathan Willis
Living with the Bible in Post-Reformation England: The Materiality of Text, Image and Object in Domestic Life - Tara Hamling
Adoramus te Christe: Music and Post-Reformation English Catholic Domestic Piety - Emilie K. M. Murphy
Needlework and Moral Instruction in English Seventeenth-Century Households: The Case of Rebecca - Amanda Pullan
Catechesis, Socialization and Play in a Catholic Household, c.1660: The 'Children's Exercises' from the Blundell Papers - Lucy Underwood
'A dose of physick': Medical Practice and Confessional Identity within the Household - Sophie Mann
'My house shall be called the house of prayer': Religion and the Material Culture of the Episcopal Household, c.1500 to c.1800 - Michael Ashby
'Conscientious attention to publick and family worship of God': Religious Practice in Eighteenth-Century English Households - W. M. Jacob
Sons of the Prophets: Domestic Clerical Seminaries in Late Georgian England - Sara Slinn
'Idle reading'? Policing the Boundaries of the Nineteenth-Century Household - Gareth Atkins
The Spiritual Home of W. E. Gladstone: Anne Gladstone's Bible - David W Bebbington
The Death of Charlotte Bloomfield in 1828: Family Roles in an Evangelical Household - Anthony Fletcher
The Oxford Movement, Marriage and Domestic Life: John Keble, Isaac Williams and Edward King - John Boneham
Islam at Home: Religion, Piety and Private Space in Muslim India and Victorian Britain, c.1850-1905 - Justin Jones
'Domestic charms, business acumen, and devotion to Christian work': Sarah Terrett, the Bible Christian Church, the Household and the Public Sphere in Late Victorian Bristol - Linda Wilson
Who is Living at the Vicarage? An Analysis of the 1881 Census Returns for Clerical Households in Lincolnshire - John W. B. Tomlinson
The Missionary Home as a Site for Mission: Perspectives from Belgian Congo - David Maxwell
Christian Family, Christian Nation: Raymond Johnston and the Nationwide Festival of Light in Defence of the Family - Andrew Atherstone
Unfettering Religion: Women and the Family Chain in the Late Twentieth Century - Callum G. Brown
Household Sovereignty and Religious Subjectification: China and the Christian West compared - Adam Yuet Chau

Reviews

(The essays) are extraordinarily disciplined, well-written, and well-edited. Every essay includes a clear, succinct statement of the main argument in its opening paragraph; each one ends with an equally clear summary. As most academics know well, this kind of clarity is rare in an edited volume, and therefore very welcome. CHURCH HISTORY AND RELIGIOUS CULTURE

An impressive and wide-ranging collection (which) will be a valuable resource in the future. CHURCH TIMES

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