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Author Brown, Candy Gunther.
Title The Word in the world : evangelical writing, publishing, and reading in America, 1789-1880 / Candy Gunther Brown.
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

Author Brown, Candy Gunther.
Subject Christian literature -- Publishing -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Christian literature -- Publishing -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Evangelicalism -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Evangelicalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Christians -- Books and reading -- United States -- History.
Religious newspapers and periodicals -- United States -- History.
Music -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Christianity and culture -- United States -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 336 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-321) and index.
Contents What is evangelical print culture? -- The world of evangelical publishing -- Marks of membership in an evangelical canon -- Readers and writers navigate the currents of the market -- Earnestly contending for the faith -- Priesthood of all believers -- Singing with the spirit and the understanding -- Unifying the pilgrim community.
Note Print version record.
Summary The evangelical publishing community has been growing for more than two hundred years. Candy Gunther Brown explores the roots of this far-flung conglomeration of writers, publishers, and readers, from the founding of the Methodist Book Concern in 1789 to the 1880 publication of the runaway best-seller Ben-Hur.
ISBN 0807863335 (electronic bk.)
9780807863336 (electronic bk.)
9780807828380 (alk. paper)
0807828386 (alk. paper)
9780807855119 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0807855111 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 57706153
Additional Format Print version: Brown, Candy Gunther. Word in the world. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2004 0807828386 0807855111 (DLC) 2003016297 (OCoLC)52775142

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