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Book/Printed Material An appeal to all Christians, especially the members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, against the practice of social dancing Appeal on social dancing / Appeal on dancing

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Title

  • An appeal to all Christians, especially the members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, against the practice of social dancing

Other Title

  • Appeal on social dancing
  • Appeal on dancing

Summary

  • This tract against the practice of social dancing is based on a series of articles written by Jones in 1852. Jones notes alarm because dance is gaining favor with the public. Two of his arguments are common in this genre of literature. First, he claims that dance is an unhealthy exercise. Second, he claims that dance in the Bible is exempted from criticism because it was interpreted as being performed only by women. Jones argues that dance is the natural result of "fervent piety, and of a heart overflowing with gratitude."

Names

  • Jones, John G. (John Griffing), 1804-1888

Created / Published

  • Saint Louis, P. M. Pinckard, 1867.

Headings

  • -  Dance--Religious aspects--Christianity
  • -  Antidance Literature

Notes

  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text.
  • -  LAC tnb 2019-07-03 no edits (1 card)

Medium

  • iv, [5]-66 p. 15 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1741 .J6

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 22004143

Online Format

  • image

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Video Performers

Performers for the October 1997 Great Hall event: Dancers

Members of The Jonquil Street Foundation, Inc. Ariane Anthony, Thomas Baird, Barbara Barr, Patricia Beaman, Christopher Caines, Charles Garth, James Martin, Maris Wolff. Musicians - members of The Library of Congress Centennial Cotillion Brass Band, Emerson Head and Robert Sheldon, Leaders (Members, Metro Washington D.C. Federation of Musicians Local 161-710, AFM.)

Performers for the Coolidge Auditorium clips: Dancers

Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird. Musicians - Boris Gurevitch (piano), Susan Manus (violin).

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Chicago citation style:

Jones, John G. An appeal to all Christians, especially the members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, against the practice of social dancing. Saint Louis, P. M. Pinckard, 1867. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/22004143/.

APA citation style:

Jones, J. G. (1867) An appeal to all Christians, especially the members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, against the practice of social dancing. Saint Louis, P. M. Pinckard. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/22004143/.

MLA citation style:

Jones, John G. An appeal to all Christians, especially the members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, against the practice of social dancing. Saint Louis, P. M. Pinckard, 1867. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/22004143/>.