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“Devilish Enemies of Religion” in King Philip's War

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/9780199743117.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 6 asks how, in the context of King Philip's (or Metacom's) War, martyrdom rhetoric contributed to the reformulation of colonial and Native American identities. Colonists saw Algonquian ... More


The Praying Indian Towns: Encounter and Conversion through Imposed Urban Space

Alison Stanley

in Building the British Atlantic World: "Spaces, Places, and Material Culture, 1600-1850"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626826
eISBN:
9781469628066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626826.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This article examines the development, form and cultural significance of Natick, the first Native American Praying Town founded in seventeenth-century Massachusetts. The establishment of Natick was a ... More


Praying Towns: Conversion, Empirical Desire, and the Indian Soul

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/9780807835241.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter travels back to the winter of 1652, when ten Native Americans recounted how their conversion “felt like”. The record of these testimonies was published in Puritan missionaries John Eliot ... More


Listening and Learning: The Benefits of Collaboration

Stephen A. Mrozowski

in Archaeologies of Listening

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056241
eISBN:
9780813058054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056241.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter outlines some of the benefits of collaborative research. It draws on the experience gained and the lessons learned from close to a decade’s collaboration between the Fiske Center for ... More


Rowlandson’s Captivity, Interpreted by God

Andrew Newman

in Allegories of Encounter: Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643458
eISBN:
9781469643472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643458.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter presents an “inside out” reading of Mary Rowlandson’s famous narrative of her captivity during King Philip’s War, The Sovereignty and Goodness of God (1682). It focuses on nine passages ... More


From Pilgrimage to New Birth, Adam to Eve: The Evolution Of Edenic Models For Conversion

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

in Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199998142
eISBN:
9780199382415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998142.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 6 tracks a shift in the morphology of conversion, as colonists replaced metaphors of spiritual pilgrimage with the language of new birth. This transition, manifest in conversion narratives ... More


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