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A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic

J. Rixey Ruffin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326512
eISBN:
9780199870417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326512.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

William Bentley was a Congregationalist pastor in Salem, Massachusetts, during the first few decades of independence. He was also a figure quite unlike anyone else in all of America. In talent, ... More


Introduction

J. Rixey Ruffin

in A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326512
eISBN:
9780199870417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326512.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

These opening pages introduce the reader to the figure of William Bentley, to the physical and ecclesiastical structure of Salem, and to the central place of religiosity within the bustling economic ... More


“I most sincerely wish an Arabic Manuscript of the Koran”: William Bentley’s Islamic Archives

Jeffrey Einboden

in The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture: Muslim Sources from the Revolution to Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199397808
eISBN:
9780199397822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397808.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

William Bentley, a pioneering Unitarian minister and successor to Ezra Stiles as national diarist, produced voluminous records of daily life in the early Republic. As shown for the first time in ... More


The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture: Muslim Sources from the Revolution to Reconstruction

Jeffrey Einboden

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199397808
eISBN:
9780199397822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397808.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture maps the Middle Eastern interiors and interiority of New World authorship, tracing neglected genealogies of Islamic source reception from the ... More


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