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Peculiar Life of Sundays

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ISBN-10: 0674031687

ISBN-13: 9780674031685

Edition: 2008

Authors: Stephen Miller

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Sunday observance in the Christian West was an important religious issue from late Antiquity until at least the early twentieth century. In England the subject was debated in Parliament for six centuries. During the reign of Charles I disagreements about Sunday observance were a factor in the Puritan flight from England. In America the Sunday question loomed large in the nationrsquo;s newspapers. In the nineteenth century, it was the lengthiest of our national debates-outlasting those of temperance and slavery. In a more secular age, many writers have been haunted by the afterlife of Sunday. Wallace Stevens speaks of the ldquo;peculiar life of Sundays.rdquo; For Kris Kristofferson…    
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Book details

List price: $29.50
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 284
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990

Sunday Gladness, Sunday Gloom
Sunday in Antiquity
Sunday in Elizabethan and Jacobean England
Sunday in Eighteenth-Century England and Scotland
Varieties of Sunday Observance: Boswell and His Contemporaries
The Rise and Decline of the Victorian Sunday
Four American Writers and Sunday
Sunday Nostalgia, Sunday Despair
Sunday Now: Sacred and Profane
Notes
Index