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Puritans in the New World A Critical Anthology

ISBN-10: 0691114099
ISBN-13: 9780691114095
Edition: 2004
Authors: David D. Hall
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Description: Puritans in the New Worldtells the story of the powerful yet turbulent culture of the English people who embarked on an "errand into the wilderness." It presents the Puritans in their own words, shedding light on the lives both of great dissenters  More...

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 4/18/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Puritans in the New Worldtells the story of the powerful yet turbulent culture of the English people who embarked on an "errand into the wilderness." It presents the Puritans in their own words, shedding light on the lives both of great dissenters such as Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson and of the orthodox leaders who contended against them. Classics of Puritan expression, like Mary Rowlandson's captivity narrative, Anne Bradstreet's poetry, and William Bradford'sOf Plymouth Plantationappear alongside texts that are less well known but no less important: confessions of religious experience by lay people, the "diabolical" possession of a young woman, and the testimony of Native Americans who accept Christianity. Hall's chapter introductions provide a running history of Puritanism in seventeenth-century New England and alert readers to important scholarship. Above all, this is a collection of texts that vividly illuminates the experience of being a Puritan in the New World. The book will be welcomed by all those who are interested in early American literature, religion, and history.

David D. Hall is professor of American religious history at Harvard Divinity School.

Introduction
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From the Old World to the New
William Bradford, the "Pilgrims," and the Founding of Plymouth Plantation
Of Plymouth Plantation
"We Dream Not of Perfection"
To His Former Parishioners at Terling
Thomas Shepard on His Life in Old and New England
"To My Dear Son": An Autobiography
The Town of Dedham Organizes a Gathered Church
A Brief History of the Church of Christ at Dedham
Theology in New England: The Plight of Sinners and the Stages of Redemption
Thomas Shepard''s Catechism: On the Fall and Redemption of Humankind
First Principles of the Oracles of God
Thomas Hooker on Vocation, or the Gospel Promise
The Gift of Free Grace through the Effectual Call
Thomas Shepard on Sin
The Sound Believer
The Antinomian Controversy: John Cotton Debates the Other Ministers
A Conference Held at Boston
Increase Mather on the New Baptismal Piety
Increase Mather: Pray for the Rising Generation
Patterns of Piety and Devotion
John Winthrop on Becoming a Christian
Christian Experience
Laypeople Describe the Work of Grace
Confessions from the Churches of Cambridge, Chelmsford, and East Windsor
Anne Bradstreet on Vanity and the Practice of Meditation
For my dear son, Simon Bradstreet
As Weary Pilgrim
A Story of Spiritual Confusion: Elizabeth Knapp''s "Diabolical Possession"
A Brief Account of a Strange and Unusual Providence of God Befallen to Elizabeth Knapp of Groton
The Good Society
John Winthrop on the Social Ethics of a Godly Commonwealth
Christian Charity, A Model Hereof
John Cotton on Democracy, Power, and Theocracy
To Lord Say and Sele 1636
An Exposition upon the Thirteenth Chapter of the Revelation
John Winthrop Defends His Understanding of Authority
A Little Speech on Liberty
Sarah Goodhue on Family as a Spiritual Community
A Valedictory and Monitory Writing
Verses Addressed to Her Husband and Family
To My Dear and loving Husband
In reference to her Children, 23 June 1659
In memory of my dear grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet, who deceased August, 1665 being a year and half old
On my dear grandchild Simon Bradstreet, who died on 16 November 1669 being but a month, and one day old
The Ministers Complain of Public and Private Sins, and Offer a Remedy for Them
Increase Mather: The Necessity of Reformation
Dissenters
Separatist, Baptist, "Seeker"
From A History of New England
Anne Hutchinson Defies the Magistrates and Ministers
A Short History of the Rise, Reign, and Ruine of Antinomians
The Baptists Plead for Freedom of Conscience
Ill Newes from New-England
To the Governor of Massachusetts
To John Cotton and John Wilson
To Sir Richard Saltonstall
Encountering the Native Americans
The Pequot "War" of 1637
A Brief History of the Pequot War
Forming Native American Congregations
Tears of Repentance
The Martha''s Vineyard Mission
Experience Mayhew: Indian Converts
Mary Rowlandson: A Captive Because of God''s Providence
The Sovereignty & Goodness of God
Errand into the Wilderness
John Cotton on the Millennium
The Churches Resurrection
Edward Johnson on New England''s Newfound Prosperity
The Wonder-working Providence of Sion''s Saviour in New-England
Samuel Danforth on Errand and Decline
A Brief Recognition of New-England''s Errand into the Wilderness
Increase Mather on the Politics of Declension
Increase Mather: The Day of Trouble is near
Bibliographical Note, and Works Cited
Index

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