A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith: Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Eighteenth-Century Virginia

by Lauren F. Winner

This enlightening book examines the physical objects found in elite Virginia households of the eighteenth century to discover what they can tell us about their owners’ lives and religiouspractices.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.94 out of 5
  • Published October 19th 2010 by Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300124694 (ISBN13: 9780300124699)
  • Edition Language: English

This enlightening book examines the physical objects found in elite Virginia households of the eighteenth century to discover what they can tell us about their owners’ lives and religious practices. Lauren F. Winner looks closely at punch bowls, needlework, mourning jewelry, baptismal gowns, biscuit molds, cookbooks, and many other items, illuminating the ways Anglicanism influenced daily activities and attitudes in colonial Virginia, particularly in the households of the gentry.