Keepers of the Vineyard: The Puritan Ministry and Collective Culture in Colonial New England

Keepers of the Vineyard: The Puritan Ministry and Collective Culture in Colonial New England

by George Selement
     
 

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This in-depth study addresses the long-standing debate over the degree to which early New England society was Puritan. Focuses on such factors as New England 'tribalism', the pastoral work of Puritan clergy, ministerial publications, and the secularization of early American society.

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This in-depth study addresses the long-standing debate over the degree to which early New England society was Puritan. Focuses on such factors as New England 'tribalism', the pastoral work of Puritan clergy, ministerial publications, and the secularization of early American society.

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Religious Studies Review - Michael McGiffert
...admirably exemplifies the buoyancy and drive of current American Puritan studies...caps Professor Selement's numerous contributions to the inquiry into early New England culture.
Religious Studies Review
Selement makes helpful judgments about such disputed topics as Puritan tribalism, attitudes toward death, and popular culture. The book shows that the clergy tried to shape a collective culture; how far they succeeded we still do not know. But Selement takes us a step closer to knowing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819138774
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
03/15/1984
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.30(d)

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Michael McGiffert
...admirably exemplifies the buoyancy and drive of current American Puritan studies...caps Professor Selement's numerous contributions to the inquiry into early New England culture.

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George Selement is Associate Professor of History at Southwest Missouri State University.

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