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Opening Scripture : Bible reading and interpretive authority in Puritan New England

Author: Lisa M Gordis
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What role did the Bible really play in Puritan New England? Many have treated it as a blunt instrument used to cudgel dissenters into submission, but Lisa M. Gordis reveals instead that Puritan  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa M Gordis
ISBN: 0226304124 9780226304120
OCLC Number: 1034896662
Description: pages cm
Contents: Humane skill and the arte of prophecying --
John Cotton : reading, preaching, and the rhetoric of inevitability --
Thomas Shepard : God's word and God's words --
Applying the Word home : Thomas Hooker's affective reading and preaching --
Go home and consider : lay responses to the preached text --
Mist and fog : Roger Williams and the problem of interpretation --
All the strife amongst us : consensus, reading, and revelation in the Antinomian controversy.
Responsibility: Lisa M. Gordis.

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