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Religious Enthusiasm in the New World

Heresy to Revolution

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674431102

Publication Date: 05/10/1985

291 pages


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  • Introduction
  • 1. The Finger of God: Religious Conceptions of the New World
  • 2. Whirligig Spirits: English Attitudes toward Enthusiasm, 1550-1660
  • 3. Separatists and the New World: Plymouth’s Pilgrims
  • 4. Anne Hutchinson and the Naked Christ
  • 5. New England Enthusiasts and the English Civil War
  • 6. Quakers of the First Generation: The Martyrs
  • 7. Quakers from William Penn to John Woolman
  • 8. Continental Strains: From Plockhoy to the Benezets
  • 9. The Great Awakening as Enthusiasm
  • 10. The Great Awakening as Subversion and Conspiracy
  • 11. Enthusiasm and the Cause of Mankind
  • Notes
  • Index

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