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In exploring the rise of this culture, author David Morgan shows how Protestants used mass-produced images to dedicate religious revival, proselytism, mass education, and domestic nurture to the aim of national renewal."--BOOK JACKET.
In this lavishly illustrated book, David Morgan surveys the visual culture that shaped American Protestantism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries--a vast record of images in illustrated bibles, Christian almanacs, children's literature, popular religious books, charts, broadsides, Sunday school cards, illuminated devotional items, tracts, chromos, and engravings. His purpose is to explain the rise of these images, their appearance and subject matter, how they were understood by believers, the uses to which they were put, and what their relation was to technological innovations, commerce, and the cultural politics of Protestantism. His overarching argument is that the role of images in American Protestantism greatly expanded and developed during this period.
This superb collection of essays challenges the growing tension about religion and the arts by dissecting the intriguing ways religion and the arts have inte frsected in a long, vivid, necessary, and largely positive relationship from the early nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth century. The essays here are unusually strong, sophisticated, mature, and insightful. They are remarkably readable, not merely for art historians but for a broadly interested and intelligent audience. The result is a truly fascinating collection whose essays touch on a wide range of important and fascinating topics in the two-hundred year experience of both American art and American religion. —Jon Butler, Yale University, author of Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People and Religion in American History: A Reader.
Our Priceless Primaries, we believe, will go a long way to answering the frequently asked question, "What are you doing for the primaries?" A survey of the table of contents will reveal how completely this subject is covered. The exceptional opportunities and rewarding satisfactions found in working with primary-age boys and girls are set forth in the early chapters of the book. The primary teacher's preparation and the use of effective teaching methods and mediums constitute the main body of the book. The chapters on the primary division program and room decorating contain many practical suggestions. The last chapter, "Reaping the Harves," places the emphasis on the whole purpose of our seed sowing in these impressionable years. As this volume goes forth on its mission, we bespeak for it a wide and profitable use among Sabbath school leaders and teachers in the primary division. It will also prove of great value to parents of primary-age children. - Introduction: Life's Most Precious Possession - Our Children. 1. The Romance of Winning Our Boys and Girls. 2. Seventh-day Adventists and Their Children. 3. Facing the Challenge. 4. If You Love Them, Why Not Tell Them So? 5. Are We Sinning Against Our Children? 6. Who Is Responsible for Johnny? 7. Preparing to Teach the Primary Child. 8. How Primaries Learn. 9. Securing Attention and Developing Interest. 10. Working Through the Eye Gate. 11. Capturing the Seeing Eye. 12. Helping Johnny Teach Himself. 13. Learning by Doing. 14. Primaries Learn From God's Book of Nature. 15. Music Teaches Primary Boys and Girls. 16. The Primary Program. 17. Decorating the Primary Room. 18. Reaping the Harvest