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The goodly word : the Puritan influence in American literature from Jonathan Edwards to William James

Author: Ellwood Johnson
Publisher: Toronto : Clements Academic, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellwood Johnson
ISBN: 1894667794 9781894667791
OCLC Number: 60416294
Notes: Reprint. originally published under title: The pursuit of power : studies in the vocabulary of Puritanism. New York : Lang, 1995.
Contents: Part One: The genesis of Puritanism --
I. The rhetoric of Puritanism --
II. The origins of Puritanism --
III. The tropology of Puritanism --
Heart, stomach, bowels, marrow --
Head, hands, eyes --
IV. The vocabulary of Puritanism --
God --
The invisible world --
Substance --
The information of love --
Predestination --
Election --
Ordo Salutis --
Covenance --
Prayer and meditation --
Prophecy --
Conscience and law --
Christianity and time --
Cyclical, duration, and relative time --
V. The Puritan culture --
The Puritan ethos --
Recreation and theater --
The Puritan family --
Seventeenth-century women --
Part Two: The dialectics of Puritanism --
Isaac Newton and the language of nature --
John Locke and the language of power --
Jonathan Edwards and the psychology of election --
The observations of Sampson Reed --
Individualism from Tocqueville to Whitman --
Emerson and the pursuit of power --
Jonathan Edwards and The Scarlet Letter --
Henry Adams and the religion of science --
William James and the psychology of volition --
Last words.
Responsibility: Ellwood Johnson.

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