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Orthodoxies in Massachusetts

Rereading American Puritanism

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$88.50 • £69.95 • €79.50

ISBN 9780674644878

Publication: January 1994


6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


Reexamining religious culture in seventeenth-century New England, Janice Knight discovers a contest of rival factions within the Puritan orthodoxy. Arguing that two distinctive strains of Puritan piety emerged in England prior to the migration to America, she describes a split between rationalism and mysticism, between theologies based on God’s command and on God’s love.