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The Puritan conversion narrative : the beginnings of American expression

Author: Patricia Caldwell
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This book explores the testimonies of spiritual experience delivered by puritans in the mid-seventeenth century in order to qualify for membership of their local churches.

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Genre/Form: Church history
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Caldwell
ISBN: 0521311470 9780521311472 0521254604 9780521254601
OCLC Number: 13571291
Description: x, 210 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface; Introduction; Part I. The Conversion Narrative as a Form of Expression in the Puritan Gathered Churches: 1. Origins; 2. Controversy; Part II. Sea Change: The Conversion Narrative in The New World: 3. Disappointment; 4. The problem of expression; 5. The American morphology of conversion; 6. Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture.
Responsibility: Patricia Caldwell.

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' ... one of the two most essential reference works in early American literature ...' Early American Literature 'Rarely does a colonialist put aesthetic sensibility on the line, but that is precisely Read more...

 
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