Darkness Falls on the Land of Light Hardback

Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England

by Douglas L. Winiarski;

In Stock - Usually dispatched within 4 days


Free UK delivery when you spend £10 or more

Price and Purchase

Offer price: £45.95 Free UK Delivery
Go to Basket We accept VISA, Mastercard, Paypal and Buy Now Pay Later

If you're buying for a church, school or business, why not Buy Now Pay Later?

Find Out More

Darkness Falls on the Land of Light

Full Product Description

This sweeping history of popular religion in eighteenth-century New England examines the experiences of ordinary people living through extraordinary times. Drawing on an unprecedented quantity of letters, diaries, and testimonies, Douglas Winiarski recovers the pervasive and vigorous lay piety of the early eighteenth century. George Whitefield's preaching tour of 1740 called into question the fundamental assumptions of this thriving religious culture. Incited by Whitefield and fascinated by miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit--visions, bodily fits, and sudden conversions--countless New Englanders broke ranks with family, neighbors, and ministers who dismissed their religious experiences as delusive enthusiasm. These new converts, the progenitors of today's evangelical movement, bitterly assaulted the Congregational establishment.The 1740s and 1750s were the dark night of the New England soul, as men and women groped toward a restructured religious order. Conflict transformed inclusive parishes into exclusive networks of combative spiritual seekers. Then as now, evangelicalism emboldened ordinary people to question traditional authorities. Their challenge shattered whole communities.

Darkness Falls on the Land of Light by Douglas L. Winiarski was published by The University of North Carolina Press in January 2017. The ISBN for Darkness Falls on the Land of Light is 9781469628264.

Go to Basket

Reviews of Darkness Falls on the Land of Light

Customer reviews and testimonials Write a review

Go to Basket

Product Q&A

Got a question? No problem! Just click here to ask us about Darkness Falls on the Land of Light.


Details for Darkness Falls on the Land of Light

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherThe University of North Carolina Press (January 2017)
Number of Pages608
Thickness45 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4456026
Page last updated 17th May 2018
Eden is an accredited Living Wage employer