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Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment : Popular Religious Belief in Early New England (89 Edition)by 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.
Book News Annotation:
A paper edition of the 1989 original (Knopf) in which Hall (Harvard Divinity School) lucidly and richly evokes the popular culture of the 17th c. New England.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This book tells an extraordinary story of the people of early New England and their spiritual lives. 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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -299) and index.
About the Author
David D. Hall is John A. Bartlett Professor of New England Church History at Harvard Divinity School.
Harvard Divinity School
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