The New England Soul: Preaching and Religious Culture in Colonial New England / Edition 1

The New England Soul: Preaching and Religious Culture in Colonial New England / Edition 1

by Harry S. Stout
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195056450

ISBN-13: 9780195056457

Pub. Date: 09/28/1988

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The New England Soul is the first comprehensive analysis of preaching in New England from the founding of the Puritan colonies to the outbreak of the Revolution. Using a multi-disciplinary approach—including analysis of rhetorical style and concept of identity and community—Stout examines more than two thousand sermons spanning five generations of

Overview

The New England Soul is the first comprehensive analysis of preaching in New England from the founding of the Puritan colonies to the outbreak of the Revolution. Using a multi-disciplinary approach—including analysis of rhetorical style and concept of identity and community—Stout examines more than two thousand sermons spanning five generations of ministers, including such giants of the pulpit as John Cotton, Thomas Shepard, Increase and Cotton Mather, George Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, Jonathan Mayhew, and Charles Chauncy, as well a numerous lesser-known preachers. Stout reconstructs the full import of the colonial sermon as a multi-faceted institution that served both religious and political purposes, and explained history and society to the New England Puritans for one and a half centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195056457
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1988
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction

I. Invention, 1620-1665
1. The Institutional Setting of the Sermon
2. Regular Preaching and the Sequence of Salvation
3. "Sion's Out-Casts"

II. Arrangement, 1666-1700
4. Days of Trouble and Thankful Remembrances
5. Returning Unto God: The Conversion of the Children
6. Perpetuating the Covenant in Uncertain Times: The Sermon at Century's End

III. Style, 1701-1730
7. Anglicization
8. Regular Preaching and the New Pietism
9. Israel's Constitution

IV Delivery, 1731-1763
10. Awakening
11. A New Balance
12. War

V. Memory, 1764-1776
13. Trust in God
14. A Nation Born at Once

Epilogue
Notes
Index

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