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Evangelical GothamReligion and the Making of New York City, 1783-1860$
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Kyle B. Roberts

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226388144

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226388281.001.0001

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Moving Uptown

Moving Uptown

(p.219) Chapter Seven Moving Uptown
Evangelical Gotham

Kyle B. Roberts

University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines how developments reshaping New York in the 1840s and 1850s affected evangelical congregations. Evangelical competition in a dynamic and expansive spiritual marketplace, aggressive church-building strategies, and an embrace of a new rhetoric of domesticity contributed to the growth of the city and the experience of life within it. In turn, the city provided the financial, social, and organizational resources that allowed evangelical congregations to thrive and expand their reach locally, nationally, and globally. The chapter focuses on the John Street Methodist Episcopal Church, which provides a useful lens for exploring the ways in which evangelicalism's efforts to transform the city allowed the city ultimately to transform evangelicalism. It revisits John Street at different points in its nearly ninety-year history on the same lot in lower Manhattan.

Keywords:   John Street Methodist Episcopal Church, New York City, urban evangelicalism, evangelicals

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