Business of the Heart: Religion and Emotion in the Nineteenth Century
University of California Press, 26/12/2001 - 401 من الصفحات
The "Businessmen's Revival" was a religious revival that unfolded in the wake of the 1857 market crash among white, middle-class Protestants. Delving into the religious history of Boston in the 1850s, John Corrigan gives an imaginative and wide-ranging interpretive study of the revival's significance. He uses it as a focal point for addressing a spectacular range of phenomena in American culture: the ecclesiastical and business history of Boston; gender roles and family life; the history of the theater and public spectacle; education; boyculture; and, especially, ideas about emotion during this period.
This vividly written narrative recovers the emotional experiences of individuals from a wide array of little-used sources including diaries, correspondence, public records, and other materials. From these sources, Corrigan discovers that for these Protestants, the expression of emotion was a matter of transactions. They saw emotion as a commodity, and conceptualized relations between people, and between individuals and God, as transactions of emotion governed by contract. Religion became a business relation with God, with prayer as its legal tender. Entering this relationship, they were conducting the "business of the heart." This innovative study shows that the revival--with its commodification of emotional experience--became an occasion for white Protestants to underscore differences between themselves and others. The display of emotion was a primary indicator of membership in the Protestant majority, as much as language, skin color, or dress style. As Corrigan unravels the significance of these culturally constructed standards for emotional life, his book makes an important contribution to recent efforts to explore the links between religion and emotion, and is an important new chapter in the history of religion.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
لم نعثر على أي مراجعات في الأماكن المعتادة.
The Anxiety of Boston at MidCentury
Overexcitement Economic Collapse and the Regulation of Business
Emotion Collective Performance and Value
Emotional Religion and the Ministerial BalanceWheel
Men Women and Emotion
Clerks Apprentices and Boyculture
Emotion Character and Ethnicity
The Meaning of the Revival and Its Legacy
History Religion and Emotion A Historiographical Survey
Emotion as Heart Blood and Body
Emotion and the Common Sense Philosophy
Selected Manuscript Diaries Journals Correspondences and Papers
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عبارات ومصطلحات مألوفة
activity affections American appeared Association August Ballou's body Boston Bostonians boys century character Charles Christian churches collective Common connection construction criticism culture December Diary early emotion emotionality Englander especially Evangelist and Religious excitement exercise experience expression fact February feeling French Friend gender George George H groups Harvey heart Henry important individual interest James January John Journal July June laws lectures Liberator lives Magazine male manly March marriage masculine Massachusetts Teacher matter means mind ministers moral movement nature nineteenth-century noted notion November Observer October organized passions performance persons Pictorial play prayer meetings Protestant published reading reference relations religion Religious Review reported revival September social society sometimes South spiritual Street theatre things thinking thought tion took Transcript various woman women writers wrote York young