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The science of the soul in colonial New England / Sarah Rivett.

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Subject: Puritans.
New England > Church history > 17th century.
New England > Church history > 18th century.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781469600789
  • ISBN: 1469600781
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 364 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, [2011]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Evidence of grace -- Congregations : masculine form and reluctant women in puritan testimony -- Praying towns : conversion, empirical desire, and the Indian soul -- Death beads: tokenography and the science of dying well -- Witchcraft trials : the death of the devil and the specter of hypocrisy in 1692 -- Revivals : evangelical enlightenment -- Conversion in America.
Summary, etc.: Rivett challenges notions of Puritan provincialism as antithetical to the Enlightenment and demonstrates that, instead, empiricism and natural philosophy combined with Puritanism to transform the scope of the religious activity in colonial New England from the 1630s to the Great Awakening of the 1740s.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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