Hightower's Church in Light in August (Location)

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Hightower's Church
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Church
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1290
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775
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The Presbyterian church that Hightower once preached in, "using religion as though it were a dream" (61), is Presbyterian, is "perhaps the principal church" in Jefferson (48). While its members show patience with the way Hightower's sermons use "religion as though it were a dream" (61), and seem genuinely concerned for his wife's welfare, the novel later paints a much darker picture of its system of belief. At least, when the defrocked Hightower listens to the congregation singing hymns at a Sunday evening prayer service in the church, the music has "a quality stern and implacable," driving the believers "to crucifixion of themselves and one another" (367-68).

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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