Does the Congregational History Have a History?

Anyone who has attended a Christian church has probably encountered the “congregational history.” But does this form of Christian commemoration have a history?

Sacred Subjects: Exploring the Connections Between Religion and Commemoration

In America, religion is bound up in public memory — and vice versa. Historical markers adorn church buildings and synagogues across the country. Congregations celebrate anniversaries with memorabilia displays, historical reenactments, heritage pageants, and other festivities. Denominational archives stage exhibits using artifacts and documents drawn from their collections. Communities erect monuments to religious figures inContinue reading “Sacred Subjects: Exploring the Connections Between Religion and Commemoration”