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Four Steeples over the City StreetsReligion and Society in New York's Early Republic Congregations$
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Kyle T. Bulthuis

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781479814275

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479814275.001.0001

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Conclusion. Elusive Unity

Conclusion. Elusive Unity

City Churches in a Romantic Age, after 1840

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(p.196) Conclusion. Elusive Unity
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Four Steeples over the City Streets
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Kyle T. Bulthuis

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479814275.003.0010

This concluding chapter extends the narrative to the Civil War. In the 1840s and 1850s, a number of larger developments in American religious and intellectual history suggested that a new unity could be created in New York, whether it lay in evangelical revivalism, Broad Church Episcopalianism, or generalized Romanticism. But the reality of how church members lived highlighted major differences with the colonial era's promotion of organic unity, in particular the significance of place within the sphere of religious life. All four churches occupied space in Lower Manhattan, a site of increased commercialism and waning residence even at the turn of the nineteenth century. However, not all have remained in the same place, highlighting the challenges of urban worship even for the most resourceful and energetic congregations.

Keywords:   organic unity, Civil War, social differences, religious life, urban worship, American religious history

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