Holy Leisure Recreation and Religion in God's Square Mile

By: Messenger, Troy

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Text is clean. Cover and dust jacket show almost no wear. Full number line including '1'. ; FROM THE PUBLISHER: On July 31, 1869, twenty-two members of the holiness movement of the Methodist church gathered to pray on a beach on the New Jersey shore. Before long, Ocean Grove was established as "God's Square Mile, " the first permanent camp meeting dedicated to the pursuit of both holiness and recreational activities. In this richly illustrated account, Troy Messenger looks at the numerous informal amusements of summer life at Ocean Grove and provides a glimpse into a fascinating moment in the development of both nineteenth-century religion and an American leisure culture. ; 171 pages

Title: Holy Leisure Recreation and Religion in God's Square Mile

Author Name: Messenger, Troy

Categories: United States,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Minneapolis, MN, University of Minnesota Press: 1999

ISBN Number: 0816632537

ISBN Number 13: 9780816632534

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: 5139