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Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment Popular Religious Belief in Early New England

ISBN-10: 0674962168

ISBN-13: 9780674962163

Edition: 1989

Authors: David D. Hall

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This book tells an extraordinary story of the people of early New England and their spiritual lives. It is about ordinary people--farmers, housewives, artisans, merchants, sailors, aspiring scholars--struggling to make sense of their time and place on earth. David Hall describes a world of religious consensus and resistance: a variety of conflicting beliefs and believers ranging from the committed core to outright dissenters. He reveals for the first time the many-layered complexity of colonial religious life, and the importance within it of traditions derived from those of the Old World. We see a religion of the laity that was to merge with the tide of democratic nationalism in the nineteenth century, and that remains with us today as the essence of Protestant America.
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Book details

List price: $35.50
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/1/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

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

Introduction
The Uses of Literacy
A World of Wonders
The Meetinghouse
The Uses of Ritual
The Mental World of Samuel
Afterword
A Note on Book Ownership in Seventeenth-Century New England
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index