The Beauty of Holiness: Anglicanism and Architecture in Colonial South Carolina by ProQuest


Though many have described the state church in the eighteenth century as moribund, in The Beauty of Holiness, Louis P. Nelson offers the most compelling evidence yet that colonial Anglicanism was a vibrant force for a committed white laity. Nelson demonstrates how South Carolina's church buildings, church furnishings, communion silver, grave markers, and countless other features reveal an active and fluid religious life in this colony at the northern edge of the Greater British Caribbean.

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