Puritans A Sourcebook of Their Writings

ISBN-10: 0486416011

ISBN-13: 9780486416014

Edition: 2001 (Large Type)

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List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/3/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 880
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.046

Born and educated in Chicago, Perry Miller received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1931. From that year until his death, he taught at Harvard University. Working with such source materials as diaries and letters, he studed the literature and culture of New England in the colonial and early national eras. His books, and especially his most popular work, The New England Mind (1939--53), radically altered the old stereotypical view of Puritan life as dreary and uninvolved with worldly matters and did much to create renewed interest in the Puritanism of early New England. As Granville Hicks wrote, "He respected the Puritans as thinkers, and he regarded them more highly than he did their successors who moderated their teachings" (Saturday Review). A professor of American literature, Miller wrote critical essays and compiled anthologies of early American poetry and prose. One work, The Life of the Mind in America, published posthumously in 1965, won the 1966 Pulitzer Prize in history. All of Miller's works were informed by a keen sense of history and reminded students of American civilization of how much the Puritans and the Transcendentalists shaped the national culture.

General Introduction
The Puritan Way of Life
The Puritan in His Age
The Spirit of the Age
Puritan Humanism
The Essential Issue
Estimations
The Puritans as Literary Artists
History
Readings
History of Plymouth Plantation
A Defence of the Answer
New Englands Plantation
Journal: The Landing at Salem
The Antinomian Crisis
Wonder-working Providence
A General Introduction
The Theory of the State and of Society
Readings
A Modell of Christian Charity
A Defence of an Order of Court
Journal
Speech to the General Court
Letter to Lord Say and Seal
Limitation of Government
The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution
Letter to the Town of Providence
The Simple Cobler of Aggawam
Nehemiah on the Wall
New-Englands True Interest
The Happiness of a People
The Character of a Good Ruler
Vindication
The Throne Established by Righteousness
A Discourse concerning Unlimited Submission
This World and the Next
Readings
A True Sight of Sin
Meditation
Wandering Thoughts
Repentant Sinners and Their Ministers
Swine and Goats
Hypocrites and Saints
Wading in Grace
Christian Calling
Purchasing Christ
Predestination and Human Exertions
Man Knows Not His Time
Sleeping at Sermons
The Sovereign Efficacy of Divine Providence
Souldiery Spiritualized
Saints Not Known by Externals
The Death of a Saint
Degenerating New England
Phaenomena
Notes
Bibliographies
Manners, Customs, and Behavior
Readings
The Sea Marke
Advertisement for the Unexperienced Planters
Plain Dealing
Journal
An Arrow against Profane and Promiscuous Dancing
Letters
The Journal of Madam Knight
Extracts from Diary
The Accomplished Singer
An Answer to Some Cases of Conscience
Biographies and Letters
Readings
Letters of the Winthrops
Autobiography
Letters
The Life of Richard Mather
Life of John Eliot
Diary
The Redeemed Captive
Benjamin Colman
Jane Turell
Poetry
Readings
The London Plague
The Bay Psalm Book
Psalms
Spring
Contemplations
The Flesh and the Spirit
To My Dear and Loving Husband
A Letter to Her Husband
Meditations
Longing for Heaven
On Mrs. Bradstreet's Tenth Muse (Ward)
Upon Mrs. Anne Bradstreet (Rogers)
A Funeral Elogy (Norton)
A Prayer
The Day of Doom
A Short Discourse on Eternity
A Song of Emptiness
God's Controversy with New-England
Meat Out of the Eater
Light in Darkness
Strength in Weakness
Poor Men's Wealth
Heavenly Crowns for Thorny Wreaths
Two Epitaphs
Two Almanac Poems
New Englands Crisis
An Elegy
Poetical Works
Preparatory Meditations
Poetical Meditations
A Brief Account of Winthrop
An Hymn to Christ
Literary Theory
Readings
The Bay Psalm Book
The Preface
A Survey of the Summe of Church Discipline
The Prayse of Eloquence
Psalterium Americanum
Wolcott's Poetical Meditations
Of Poetry and Style
Bombastic and Grubstreet Style
Education
Readings
New Englands First Fruits
In Respect of the College
A Commencement Sermon
Letter to His Nephew
Letter to His Son
A Presidential Address
An Elegy on Ezekiel Cheever
Some Special Points Relating to Education
Science
Readings
An Astronomical Description
Letter concerning Some Natural Curiosities
Letter to Robert Boyle
Concerning Lightning and Thunder
Concerning the Nature of Comets
Method of Making Maple Sugar
Method for Discovering where Bees Hive
The Christian Philosopher
The Witchcraft Delusion
The Way of Proceeding in Small Pox
Notes
Bibliographies
Index
Illustrations
Portrait of Richard Mather
Map of New England
Letter of John Winthrop to His Wife
Title Page of Nathaniel Ward's The Simple Cobler
Page of Samuel Sewall's Diary
Letter of Margaret Winthrop to Her Husband
Page of Edward Taylor's Manuscript
Broadside of Theses for a Harvard Commencement, 1678
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