Summary: The best collection of American Puritan writings, selected by the foremost American intellectual historian of our century.
Edition/Copyright:56 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Columbia University Press Published: 05/15/1982 International: No
"The best collection of American Puritan writings, selected by the foremost American intellectual historian of our century."
Columbia University Press Web Site, May, 2000
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Chapter One: History
1. Of Plymouth Plantation; William Bradford 2. A Defense of the Answer; Thomas Shepard 3. Wonder-Working Providence of Sion's Savior; Edward Johnson 4. Journal; John Winthrop 5. The Antinomian Crisis; John Winthrop 6. A General Introduction; Cotton Mather
Chapter Two: State and Society
1. A Model of Christian Charity; John Winthrop 2. Limitation of Government; John Cotton 3. Hartford Election Sermon; Thomas Hooker 4. Speech to the General Court; John Winthrop 5. The Simple Cobler of Aggawam; Nathaniel Ward 6. Nehemiah on the Wall; Jonathan Mitchell 7. New England's True Interest; William Stoughton 8. The Happiness of a People; William Hubbard 9. Vindication of the Government of New England Churches; John Wise 10. A Discourse Concerning Unlimited Submission; Jonathan Mayhew
Chapter Three: This World and the Next
1. The Covenant of Grace; Thomas Shepard 2. The Lesson of the Covenant, for England and New England; Peter Bulkeley 3. A True Sight of Sin; Thomas Hooker 4. Repentant Sinners and Their Ministers; Thomas Hooker 5. Christian Calling; John Cotton 6. Man Knows Not His Time; Increase Mather 7. The Sovereign Efficacy of Divine Providence; Urian Oakes 8. Phaenomena; Samuel Sewall 9. Bonifacius; Cotton Mather 10. Concerning Ancestors; Solomon Stoddard
Chapter Four: Personal Narrative
1. Autobiography; Thomas Shepard 2. Richard Mather; Increase Mather 3. Diary; Samuel Sewall 4. The Redeemed Captive; John Williams
Chapter Five: Poetry
1. Several Poems; Anne Bradstreet 2. Meditations; Anne Bradstreet 3. The Day of Doom; Michael Wigglesworth 4. God's Controversy with New England; Michael Wigglesworth 5. A Threnodia; E.B. 6. God's Determinations Touching His Elect; Edward Taylor 7. Poems and Sacramental Meditations; Edward Taylor
Chapter Six: Literary and Educational Ideals
1. The Bay Psalm Book; Richard Mather 2. New England's First Fruits 3. The Praise of Eloquence; Michael Wigglesworth 4. Of Style; Cotton Mather
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