Letters to Ezra

Letters to Ezra

by Guy B. Stiles


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Initially conceived as a poem, this book was written as a response to the author's reading of The Gentle Puritan, A Life of Ezra Stiles, 1727-1795 by Edmund S. Morgan, a Yale University historian. An indirect descendant, the author first learned about Ezra Stiles from family hearsay. After reading the biography he began to think through the idea of telling Ezra about the world he lives in here in the 21th century. This book is the result.

This work reflects a 21th century look at many of the themes that concerned Ezra Stiles in his own lifetime. Ezra, a Congregational minister and President of Yale College from 1778 to 1795, was an 18th century American intellectual interested in religion, science, history and the politics of his new American Republic. The author of this book, himself a child of the Enlightenment which had its beginnings in Ezra's time, offers his own way of viewing all these themes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515256519
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/07/2015
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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