The Puritan Way of Death: A Study in Religion, Culture, and Social Change

The Puritan Way of Death: A Study in Religion, Culture, and Social Change

by David E. Stannard
     
 

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The Puritan Way of Death is more than a book about Puritans or about death. It is also about family, community, and identity in the modern world. Even before publication, eminent historians, sociologists, and religious scholars in the United States and Europea-among them, Gordon Wood, Philippe Ariès, William Clebsch, and Robert Nisbet-hailed it as a

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The Puritan Way of Death is more than a book about Puritans or about death. It is also about family, community, and identity in the modern world. Even before publication, eminent historians, sociologists, and religious scholars in the United States and Europea-among them, Gordon Wood, Philippe Ariès, William Clebsch, and Robert Nisbet-hailed it as a "pathbreaking, provocative, and exciting" work, a "terse, urbane, learned, clear, humane" volume.

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"A bellwether book—an intelligent and highly original study of seventeenth-century attitudes toward death. The book rests upon a strong command of social science literature and is written with style and grace."—David Hackett Fischer, The New Republic

"Stannard skillfully weaves diverse rich sources into this interdisciplinary study of death—a common human concern. His study of the Puritan way of death sets the tone for all the following eras of American culture."—Mary Pope, Westmar College

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195025217
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1979
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,161,050
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.38(h) x 0.54(d)
Lexile:
1660L (what's this?)

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