The Profane, the Civil, and the Godly

The Profane, the Civil, and the Godly

In this prize-winning study of the sacred and profane in Puritan New England, Richard P. Gildrie seeks to understand not only the fears, aspirations, and moral theories of Puritan reformers but also the customs and attitudes they sought to transform. Topics include tavern mores, family order, witchcraft, criminality, and popular religion. Gildrie demonstrates that Puritanism succeeded in shaping regional society and culture for generations not because New Englanders… (more)

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Publisher: Penn State University Press (November 24, 1993)

Collection: Kenneth Scott Latourette Prize in Religion and Modern Literature

Page count: 260 pages

Language: English


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