The Altar at Home

The Altar at Home explores the many religious contexts and contents of the sentimental literature of the American nineteenth century, arguing that this genre played a dynamic role in the development of revivalism, millennialism, feminism, and other forms of heterodoxy.

The Altar at Home
Sentimental Literature and Nineteenth-Century American Religion

Claudia Stokes

2014 | 296 pages | Cloth $59.95
Literature / Religion
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Revivals of Sentiment: Sentimentalism and the Second Great Awakening
Chapter 2. My Kingdom: Sentimentalism and the Refinement of Hymnody
Chapter 3. The Christian Plot: Stowe, Millennialism, and Narrative Form
Chapter 4. Derelict Daughters and Polygamous Wives: Mormonism and the Uses of Sentiment
Chapter 5. The Mother Church: Mary Baker Eddy and the Practice of Sentimentalism