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Published: 11 July 2002

328 Pages | 62 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195143416

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When Church Became Theatre

The Transformation of Evangelical Architecture and Worship in Nineteenth-Century America

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 and religious mission.