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“Let Not God Intervene”

Thomas A. Apel

in Feverish Bodies, Enlightened Minds: Science and the Yellow Fever Controversy in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797405
eISBN:
9780804799638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797405.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter Four considers the natural theology of yellow fever. Convinced that yellow fever appeared as a punishment for sins and that the disease arose from natural processes, the investigators sought ... More


Evidence of Grace

Sarah Rivett

in The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835241
eISBN:
9781469600789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807835241.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows how throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries demonstrating God's grace became the prime focus of radical sects such as the Independents, Congregationalists, and Baptists. ... More


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