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The Mathers

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In this classic work of American religious history, Robert Middlekauff traces the evolution of Puritan thought and theology in America from its origins in New England through the early eighteenth century. He focuses on three generations of intellectual ministers-Richard, Increase, and Cotton Mather-in order to challenge the traditional telling of the secularisation of Puritanism, a story of faith transformed by reason, science, and business. Delving into the Mathers' private papers and unpublished writings as well as their sermons and published works, Middlekauff describes a Puritan theory of religious experience that is more creative, complex, and uncompromising than traditional accounts have allowed. At the same time, he portrays changing ideas and patterns of behaviour that reveal much about the first hundred years of American life.
Tight text block, mildly sunned spine but front and rear card covers barely affected. In excellent condition, with clear text, fascinating information and copious notes preceding the comprehensive index.

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Author(s):
Robert Middlekauff
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
1999
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0520219309
ISBN-13:
9780520219304
Number of pages:
440
Publisher:
University of California Press
Title:
The Mathers

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In this classic work of American religious history, Robert Middlekauff traces the evolution of Puritan thought and theology in America from its origins in New England through the early eighteenth century. He focuses on three generations of intellectual ministers-Richard, Increase, and Cotton Mather-in order to challenge the traditional telling of the secularisation of Puritanism, a story of faith transformed by reason, science, and business. Delving into the Mathers' private papers and unpublished writings as well as their sermons and published works, Middlekauff describes a Puritan theory of religious experience that is more creative, complex, and uncompromising than traditional accounts have allowed. At the same time, he portrays changing ideas and patterns of behaviour that reveal much about the first hundred years of American life.
Tight text block, mildly sunned spine but front and rear card covers barely affected. In excellent condition, with clear text, fascinating information and copious notes preceding the comprehensive index.

Author(s):
Robert Middlekauff
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
1999
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0520219309
ISBN-13:
9780520219304
Number of pages:
440
Publisher:
University of California Press
Title:
The Mathers

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