Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic Paperback

Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

by Heather Miyano Kopelson;


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Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

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In the seventeenth-century English Atlantic, religious beliefs and practices played a central role in creating racial identity. English Protestantism provided a vocabulary and structure to describe and maintain boundaries between insider and outsider. In this path-breaking study, Heather Miyano Kopelson peels back the layers of conflicting definitions of bodies and competing practices of faith in the puritan Atlantic, demonstrating how the categories of white, black, and Indian developed alongside religious boundaries between Christian and heathen and between Catholic and Protestant. Faithful Bodies focuses on three communities of Protestant dissent in the Atlantic World: Bermuda, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. In this puritan Atlantic, religion determined insider and outsider status: at times Africans and Natives could belong as long as they embraced the Protestant faith, while Irish Catholics and English Quakers remained suspect. Colonists interactions with indigenous peoples of the Americas and with West Central Africans shaped their understandings of human difference and its acceptable boundaries. Prayer, religious instruction, sexual behavior, and other public and private acts became markers of whether or not blacks and Indians were sinning Christians or godless heathens. As slavery became law, transgressing people of color counted less and less as sinners in English puritans eyes, even as some of them made Christianity an integral part of their communities. As Kopelson shows, this transformation proceeded unevenly but inexorably during the long seventeenth century."

Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic by Heather Miyano Kopelson was published by NYU Press in April 2016. The ISBN for Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic is 9781479860289.

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Page last updated 25th March 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherNYU Press (April 2016)
Weight575g
Number of Pages416
Thickness22 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781479860289
ISBN-10147986028X
Product Code4432979
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