Worlds Of Wonder, Days Of Judgment: Popular Religious Belief In Early New England
Worlds Of Wonder, Days Of Judgment: Popular Religious Belief In Early New England
Worlds Of Wonder, Days Of Judgment: Popular Religious Belief In Early New England
Brand: Harvard University Press

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

  • Publish Date: 1990-10-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: David D. Hall

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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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