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Worlds Of Wonder, Days Of Judgment: Popular Religious Belief in Early New England
     

Worlds Of Wonder, Days Of Judgment: Popular Religious Belief in Early New England

by David D. Hall
 

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This book tells an extraordinary story of the people of early New England and their spiritual lives. It is about ordinary people--farmers, housewives, artisans, merchants, sailors, aspiring scholars--struggling to make sense of their time and place on earth. David Hall describes a world of religious consensus and resistance: a variety of conflicting beliefs and

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This book tells an extraordinary story of the people of early New England and their spiritual lives. It is about ordinary people--farmers, housewives, artisans, merchants, sailors, aspiring scholars--struggling to make sense of their time and place on earth. David Hall describes a world of religious consensus and resistance: a variety of conflicting beliefs and believers ranging from the committed core to outright dissenters. He reveals for the first time the many-layered complexity of colonial religious life, and the importance within it of traditions derived from those of the Old World. We see a religion of the laity that was to merge with the tide of democratic nationalism in the nineteenth century, and that remains with us today as the essence of Protestant America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307831781
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

DAVID D. HALL is Bartlett Research Professor of New England Church History at Harvard Divinity School. He is the author or editor of numerous books on American religious and cultural history.

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