Power and the Pulpit in Puritan New England.

By: Elliott, EdwardMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPrinceton Legacy Library: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (254 p.)ISBN: 9781400868209Subject(s): Preaching -- New England -- History | Puritans -- New EnglandGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Power and the Pulpit in Puritan New EnglandDDC classification: 285.90974 | 285/.9/0974 LOC classification: BV4208.U6 E43Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Preface ; CONTENTS; Introduction; I Building the Patriarchy; II Shaping the Puritan Unconscious; III Storms of God's Wrath; IV Clogging Mists and Obscuring Clouds; V The Dawning of That Day; Epilogue; Selected Bibliography; Index
Summary: For years, scholars have attempted to understand the powerful hold that the sermon had upon the imagination of New England Puritans. In this book Emory Elliott puts forth a complex and striking thesis: that Puritan religious literature provided the myths and metaphors that helped the people to express their deepest doubts and fears, feelings created by their particular cultural situation and aroused by the crucial social events of seventeenth-century America. In his early chapters, the author defines the psychological needs of the second- and third-generation Puritans, arguing that these ne
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Preface ; CONTENTS; Introduction; I Building the Patriarchy; II Shaping the Puritan Unconscious; III Storms of God's Wrath; IV Clogging Mists and Obscuring Clouds; V The Dawning of That Day; Epilogue; Selected Bibliography; Index

For years, scholars have attempted to understand the powerful hold that the sermon had upon the imagination of New England Puritans. In this book Emory Elliott puts forth a complex and striking thesis: that Puritan religious literature provided the myths and metaphors that helped the people to express their deepest doubts and fears, feelings created by their particular cultural situation and aroused by the crucial social events of seventeenth-century America. In his early chapters, the author defines the psychological needs of the second- and third-generation Puritans, arguing that these ne

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