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Praying With the Enemy: Daniel Gookin, King Philip's War, and the Dangers of Intercultural Mediatorship

Louise A. Breen

in Transgressing the Bounds: Subversive Enterprises Among the Puritan Elite in Massachusetts, 1630-1692

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138009
eISBN:
9780199834006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138007.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Explores how King Philip's War and debates over the halfway covenant contributed to the emergence of a racialized “tribalism” during the 1670s. This was a time when ordinary colonists manifested fear ... More


Puritan Immunology

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/9780199743476.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This chapter examines the effects of epidemics on Early American bodies during the middle third of the seventeenth century. It argues that demographic changes in New England led to increasingly ... 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


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


The Puritan Lawyer and the Baptist Preacher: Elisha Williams, Isaac Backus, and American Dissent

Nicholas P. Miller

in The Religious Roots of the First Amendment: Dissenting Protestants and the Separation of Church and State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199858361
eISBN:
9780199949724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858361.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter shows the parallel paths towards disestablishment taken by certain establishment puritans as well as Baptist outsiders. It shows how dissenting Protestantism began to influence the ... More


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