Off the Shelf: Louis P. Nelson

March 27, 2009 — Louis P. Nelson, associate professor and chairman of the Department of Architectural History, "The Beauty of Holiness: Anglicanism and Architecture in Colonial South Carolina." UNC Press.

Richly illustrated with more than 250 architectural images and photographs of religious objects, "The Beauty of Holiness" depends on exhaustive fieldwork to track changes in historical architecture. Nelson imaginatively reconstructs the history of the Church of England in colonial South Carolina and its role in public life, from its early years of ambivalent standing within the colony through the second wave of Anglicanism beginning in the early 1750s.