TITLE

THE PURITAN CONSCIENCE

AUTHOR(S)
Niebuhr, Reinhold
PUB. DATE
August 1953
SOURCE
New Republic;8/31/53, Vol. 129 Issue 5, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the book The New England Mind: From Colony to Province, by Perry Miller. In this book, Miller has managed to get inside the Puritan mind in a remarkable degree. Miller is a meticulous scholar, who has mastered the documents of the age so that he permits the Stoddards and the Mathews to speak for themselves. The story of the adjustment of Puritanism to the ethos of a new Continent, and of its failure through its success is even more interesting in the seventeenth century than in the sixteenth. The story sometimes involves the dissolution of contradictions in the heart of Calvinism.
ACCESSION #
14484231

 

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