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Female piety in Puritan New England : the emergence of religious humanism / Amanda Porterfield.

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Subject: Puritans > New England.
Women in Christianity > New England.
Identification (Religion) > History of doctrines.
Women > Religious aspects > Christianity > History of doctrines.
Spirituality > New England > History.
Spirituality > Puritans > History.
New England > Church history.
Puritains > Nouvelle-Angleterre.
Femmes dans le christianisme > Nouvelle-Angleterre.
Identification (Religion) > Histoire des doctrines.
Femme (Théologie chrétienne) > Histoire des doctrines.
Spiritualité > Nouvelle-Angleterre > Histoire.
Spiritualité > Puritains > Histoire.
Nouvelle-Angleterre > Histoire religieuse.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 0195068211
  • ISBN: 9780195068214
  • ISBN: 9780195361773
  • ISBN: 0195361776
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 207 pages).
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Overview and Method; 1. Eros, Conscience, and the Making of Puritan Society; 2. Female Piety in the Lives of Thomas Hooker, Thomas Shepard, and John Cotton; 3. Anne Hutchinson, Anne Bradstreet, and the Importance of Women in Puritan Culture; 4. The Rise and Fall of Female Piety as a Symbol of New England; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary: This treatise documents the claim that, for Puritan men and women alike, the ideals of selfhood were conveyed by female images. It argues that these images taught self-control, shaped pious ideals and established the standards against which the moral character of real women was measured.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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