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Description - The Mathers by Robert Middlekauff

In this classic work of American religious history, Robert Middlekauff traces the evolution of puritan thought and theology in America from its origins in New England through the early 18th century. He focuses on three generations of intellectual ministers - Richard, Increase and Cotton Mather - in order to challenge the traditional telling of the secularization of puritanism, a history of faith transformed by reason, science and business. Delving into the Mather's private papers and unpublished writings as well as their sermons and published works, the author describes a puritan theory of religious experience that is more creative , complex, and uncompromising than traditional accounts have allowed. At the same time, he portrays changing ideas and patterns of behaviour that reveal much about the first hundred years of American life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520219304
ISBN-10: 0520219309
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 458
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 28-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert Middlekauff

Robert Middlekauff is Preston Hotchkis Professor of American History at the University of California, Berkeley, and was Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University in 1996-97. His books include Benjamin Franklin and His Enemies (California, 1996) and The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 (1982).

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