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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Drawing 1
Drawings 2, 3, & Photo 1
Photo 3


Table of

Visual Evidence

Photo 2: The Reverend Joseph Bellamy's pulpit, First Church of Christ, Bethlehem, Connecticut. [Photo 2] with link to larger version of photo.
(Photo by Bill Hosley)

Bellamy preached from a pulpit at the First Church of Christ that was built to accommodate his size. Today, there is a step stool behind the pulpit so that average-sized preachers can be seen behind it.

Questions for Photo 2

1. Do you think Bellamy's large, high pulpit may have helped him to be a more effective preacher? If so, how?

2. How would you describe the pulpit? What can it tell you about the time period in which it was built?

* The photo on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 2, but be aware that the file will take as much as 38 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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