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Worlds Of Wonder, Days Of Judgment: Popular Religious Belief in Early New England

Authors: Hall, David D.
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: REL067080, REL015000, HIS036100
ISBN: 9780307831781, Related ISBNs: 0307831787, 039450108X, 9780307831781, 9780394501086
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 320,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: This book tells an extraordinary story of the people of early New England and their spiritual lives. It is about ordinary people--farmers, housewives, artisans, merchants, sailors, aspiring scholars--struggling to make sense of their time and place on earth. David Hall describes a world of religious consensus and resistance: a variety of conflicting beliefs and believers ranging from the committed core to outright dissenters. He reveals for the first time the many-layered complexity of colonial religious life, and the importance within it of traditions derived from those of the Old World. We see a religion of the laity that was to merge with the tide of democratic nationalism in the nineteenth century, and that remains with us today as the essence of Protestant America.
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