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Literature and Theology in Colonial New England

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674183421

Publication Date: 01/01/1949

235 pages


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Here is a most readable account of how the Puritan writers of biography, autobiography, poetry, and history created literary forms to express their ardent beliefs, and of how the nature of their beliefs influenced the kinds of methods they used. Robert E. Spiller, co-author of A Literary History of the United States, calls it "The only adequate treatment of an important subject...The simple and readable form of this book will make it even more influential than a definitive and exhaustive work on the subject might be." Anyone interested in American history and literature, as well as writers and readers in religious fields, will find this book, with its many quotations from Puritan literature, rewarding reading.

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