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Female piety in Puritan New England : the emergence of religious humanism

Author: Amanda Porterfield
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Series: Religion in America series (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This treatise documents the claim that, for Puritan men and women alike, the ideals of selfhood were conveyed by female images. It argues that these images taught self-control, shaped pious ideals and established the standards against which the moral character of real women was measured.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Porterfield, Amanda, 1947-
Female piety in Puritan New England.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(DLC) 91008985
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Porterfield
ISBN: 0195068211 9780195068214 9780195361773 0195361776
OCLC Number: 182530292
Description: 1 online resource (x, 207 pages).
Contents: Introduction: Overview and Method; 1. Eros, Conscience, and the Making of Puritan Society; 2. Female Piety in the Lives of Thomas Hooker, Thomas Shepard, and John Cotton; 3. Anne Hutchinson, Anne Bradstreet, and the Importance of Women in Puritan Culture; 4. The Rise and Fall of Female Piety as a Symbol of New England; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Religion in America series (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: Amanda Porterfield.
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This treatise documents the claim that, for Puritan men and women alike, the ideals of selfhood were conveyed by female images. It argues that these images taught self-control, shaped pious ideals and established the standards against which the moral character of real women was measured.

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