The Puritan Ordeal (häftad)
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Harvard University Press
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235 x 158 x 18 mm
463 g
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The Puritan Ordeal

Häftad,  Engelska, 1991-04-01
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More than an ecclesiastical or political history, this book is a vivid description of the earliest American immigrant experience. It depicts the dramatic tale of the seventeenth-century newcomers to our shores as they were drawn and pushed to make their way in an unsettled and unsettling world.
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A powerfully imaginative and personal bookperhaps as all great American books on the Puritans must be. -- Gordon S. Wood * New York Review of Books * The author of this study, displaying an ideal combination of sensibility and judgement, discusses the Puritans who fled to New England and traces the effect of their immigrant experience on American literature. Like later immigrants, they found that emotional rifts opened between the first and second generations, and, like other English religious radicals, they were disturbed by womens demands for religious equality. The Puritan hope of creating a Christiannonexploitativeeconomy in the New World was disappointed, and the dominant strand in Puritan thought became the need to constrain sinful human beings. However, Mr. Delbanco believes that it was the other strand in Puritan thoughtthe aspiration toward a community of saintswhich became an important influence on American literature. * New Yorker * Andrew Delbancos book is concerned with one of the most famous achievements of the Puritan spirit, the colonisation of New England. Popular American mythology depicts this as a classic triumph of faith over adversity. Mr. Delbanco shows convincingly that it is more truly seen as an ordeal, marked by tensions already present in the old world and intensified in the new. * The Economist * This is a learned, well-researched, quotable text, delving deeply into matters of scholastic debate; yet the most interesting parts illuminate the felt experience of the earliest New Englanders: their passion for sermons, their Pauline belief in sudden transformations through grace. * Virginia Quarterly Review * Andrew Delbancos focus on conflicted feelings within Puritanism and their historical development gives [The Puritan Ordeal] originality and freshness. The bookis distinguished by two original and subtle arguments The major argumentis that the Puritans of New England left home on an errand from the wilderness of contemporary England to escape the acquisitive life To this argument about the early years of New England is grafted a secondary and much more speculative argument about Americans as immigrants. Delbanco identifies Americans as immigrants with the extraordinary tenacitywith which Americans have clung to the belief that their lives can be radically renewed. -- Everett Emerson * American Historical Review * Against those historians whose primary interest has been the life of the mind or the development of the ecclesia, Delbanco emphasizes the fact that the Puritans were first and foremost a group of immigrants. This book offers a perceptive look at the inner history of that particular group. * American Journal of Theology and Philosophy * Delbancos singular achievement in The Puritan Ordeal remains his sensitive, attentive, and generous recovery of the first emigrants voices [This book] may well provide the richest transcription we have of the hesitant, bewildered yet ultimately hopeful new-world inflections that register everywhere in early American culture. -- Donald Weber * American Literary History * The arguments in this book will resonate in the study of American culture for years to come There is much to recommend this bookhistorians and literary critics alike will be challenged by [it]. The Puritan Ordeal shows great promise for the continuing study of the life of the mind in America. -- Bruce Tucker * Journal of American History * A noteworthy historical analysis. * Kirkus Reviews *

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Andrew Delbanco is the Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies and Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.