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By Richard P. Gildrie

ISBN-10: 0271010657

ISBN-13: 9780271010656

ISBN-10: 0271025956

ISBN-13: 9780271025957

In this prize-winning learn of the sacred and profane in Puritan New England, Richard P. Gildrie seeks to appreciate not just the fears, aspirations, and ethical theories of Puritan reformers but additionally the customs and attitudes they sought to rework. subject matters contain tavern mores, relatives order, witchcraft, criminal activity, and renowned faith. Gildrie demonstrates that Puritanism succeeded in shaping nearby society and tradition for generations now not simply because New Englanders knew no possible choices yet since it provided a compelling imaginative and prescient of human dignity in a position to incorporating and adapting an important parts of well known mores and aspirations.

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