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Puritan Family: Religion and Domestic Relations in Seventeenth Century New England

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The Puritans came to New England not merely to save their souls but to establish a "visible" kingdom of God, a society where outward conduct would be according to God's laws. This book discusses the desire of the Puritans to be socially virtuous and their wish to force social virtue upon others.

Masterfully covers Puritan tribalism, the family, servants, and religion.

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Overview

The Puritans came to New England not merely to save their souls but to establish a "visible" kingdom of God, a society where outward conduct would be according to God's laws. This book discusses the desire of the Puritans to be socially virtuous and their wish to force social virtue upon others.

Masterfully covers Puritan tribalism, the family, servants, and religion.

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These essays are well documented with abundant sources...The material has been well assimilated and the result is entertaining and instructive.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061312274
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/1966
  • Series: Harper Perennial
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 672,927
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.47 (d)

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