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Vectors of Dissent

Cristobal Silva

in Miraculous Plagues: An Epidemiology of Early New England Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199743476
eISBN:
9780199896868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743476.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This chapter examines the epistemological and linguistic stakes of the Antinomian controversy to uncover the representational practices of epidemiology in political and theological contexts. After ... More


Performances of Martyrdom in the Antinomian Controversy

Adrian Chastain Weimer

in Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199743117
eISBN:
9780199918744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743117.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 3 examines the rhetoric of emigration and the first major threat to Congregationalists’ identity as the true, persecuted church, the Antinomians. It asks how and why both sides of the ... More


Love of the Brethren and the Antinomian Controversy

Abram C. Van Engen

in Sympathetic Puritans: Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early New England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199379637
eISBN:
9780199379651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379637.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that a theological “love of the brethren” lay at the heart of the Antinomian Controversy in New England. The crisis did not, as many have asserted, pit moral discipline against ... More


Sympathy, Persuasion, and Seduction

Abram C. Van Engen

in Sympathetic Puritans: Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early New England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199379637
eISBN:
9780199379651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379637.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that Puritans based persuasion in affection: as long as mutual affections persisted, differences could be worked out within a broader unity. Explicating this principle, the ... More


Miraculous Plagues: An Epidemiology of Early New England Narrative

Cristobal Silva

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199743476
eISBN:
9780199896868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743476.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This book reimagines New England’s literary history by tracing seventeenth- and early-eighteenth-century epidemics alongside the era of early colonial expansion, the Antinomian controversy, the ... More


Change and Continuity: Theology and Social Practice, c. 1640–1660

David D. Hall

in The Puritans: A Transatlantic History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691151397
eISBN:
9780691195469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151397.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explains that by the mid-1640s, a Holy Spirit-centered understanding of conversion and assurance (nicknamed “Antinomianism”) had acquired a new group of advocates who hailed it as an ... More


Colonization and Its Discontents: The English Atlantic before the English Revolution

John Donoghue

in Fire under the Ashes: An Atlantic History of the English Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226157658
eISBN:
9780226072869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072869.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In order to advance the Reformation through economic gain in a West Indian plantation colony, Providence Island evolved into the first slave society in the English Atlantic. New England’s development ... More


Sympathetic Puritans: Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early New England

Abram Van Engen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199379637
eISBN:
9780199379651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379637.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book argues that a Calvinist theology of sympathy shaped the politics, religion, rhetoric, and literature of early New England. It revises dominant accounts of Puritanism and challenges the ... More


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