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Darkness falls on the land of light : experiencing religious awakenings in eighteenth-century New England

Author: Douglas Leo Winiarski; Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
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"This ... history of popular religion in eighteenth-century New England examines the experiences of ordinary people living through extraordinary times. Drawing on an unprecedented quantity of letters, diaries, and testimonies, Douglas Winiarski recovers the pervasive and vigorous lay piety of the early eighteenth century"--
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Church history
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Winiarski, Douglas Leo.
Darkness falls on the land of light.
Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016033871
(OCoLC)945745460
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Leo Winiarski; Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
ISBN: 9781469628288 1469628287
OCLC Number: 972307192
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 607 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Illustrations; List of Abbreviations; Note on Sources and Place Names; Introduction; PART ONE: Godly Walkers; I Sin in Coming Unworthily and I Sin in Staying Away Unworthily; The Loud Calls of Divine Providence; I Was Born in a Land of Light; That I Might Walk Answerable to My Profession; PART TWO: In a Flame; They Build upon a Sandy Foundation; An Extraordinary Work on Foot in the Land; New Converts; To Write So Freely of Your Own Experiences; PART THREE: Exercised Bodies, Impulsive Bibles; Peirced by the Word. I Think I Have the Spirit of GodHis Name Was in the Book of Life; If This Bee Delusion Lett Mee Have More of It; PART FOUR: Pentecost and Protest; The Lord Opened My Mouth; They Can Hardly Be Neighbourly or Peaceable; He Would as Soon Give the Bread in the Sacrament to a Dog; Let Him Stand Up in the Day of Pentecost; PART FIVE: Travels; Out of the Fold; Holier Than Thou; Would Not Convert a Rat; Tohu and Bohu; Nothingarians; Epilogue; Appendix A: A Note on Church Affiliation Statistics; Appendix B: Major Relations of Faith Collections; Appendix C: Selected Relations of Faith, 1697-1801; Index. AB; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
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