The Faithful Shepherd: A History of the New England Ministry in the Seventeenth Century, with a New Introduction by David D. Hall, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Faithful Shepherd: A History of the New England Ministry in the Seventeenth Century, with a New Introduction

The Faithful Shepherd: A History of the New England Ministry in the Seventeenth Century, with a New Introduction

by David D. Hall
     
 

This description of the Americanization of a European institution, the Puritan ministry as it was transported to the New England colonies in the seventeenth century, offers a host of new insights into American religious history. By focusing on such areas as the ministers' authority, church membership, and ecclesiastical organization, David D. Hall shows that,

Overview

This description of the Americanization of a European institution, the Puritan ministry as it was transported to the New England colonies in the seventeenth century, offers a host of new insights into American religious history. By focusing on such areas as the ministers' authority, church membership, and ecclesiastical organization, David D. Hall shows that, although the effects of the American experience might be considered liberalizing or democratizing in the first years of settlement, during the entire course of the seventeenth century the New World environment produced an institutional development that returned the churches to forms and doctrines that existed before the emigration from Europe.

The Faithful Shepherd not only sustains a bold thesis about Americanization but also affords the reader one of the freshest and most comprehensive histories of the seventeenth-century New England mind and society. This new printing contains a new introduction reflecting on how our understanding of seventeenth-century New England has developed since the book was first published.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674019591
Publisher:
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Publication date:
09/06/2005
Series:
Harvard Theological Studies Series, #54
Edition description:
New Introduction
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

David D. Hall is John A. Bartlett Professor of New England Church History at Harvard Divinity School.

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