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American spaces of conversion : the conductive imaginaries of Edwards, Emerson, and James

Author: Andrea Knutson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study examines how the concept of conversion and the legacy of the doctrine of preparation, as articulated in Puritan Reformed theology and transplanted to the Massachusetts Bay colony, remained a vital cultural force shaping developments in American literature, theology, and in philosophy in the form of pragmatism.
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Named Person: Jonathan Edwards; Ralph Waldo Emerson; William James; Jonathan Edwards; Ralph Waldo Emerson; William James; Jonathan Edwards; Ralph Waldo Emerson; William James; Jonathan Edwards; Ralph W Emerson; William James
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Knutson
ISBN: 9780195370928 0195370929
OCLC Number: 551722520
Description: ix, 188 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A believing attitude --
"Something that is seen, that is wonderful" : Jonathan Edwards and the feeling of conviction --
Ralph Waldo Emerson and the "universal impulse to believe" --
William James's uncertain universe : theory as theology in the varieties of religious experience.
Responsibility: Andrea Knutson.

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