Puritanism and Emotion in the Early Modern World Paperback


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Puritanism and Emotion in the Early Modern World

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The stereotype of the emotionless or gloomy Puritan is still with us, but this book's purpose is not merely to demonstrate that it is false. The reason to look at seventeenth-century English and American Puritans' understanding and experience of joy, happiness, assurance, and affliction is to show how important the emotions were for Puritan culture, from leading figures such as Richard Baxter and John Bunyan through to more obscure diarists and letter-writers. Rejecting the modern opposition between 'head' and 'heart', these men and women believed that a rational religion was also a deeply-felt one, and that contemplative practices and other spiritual duties could produce transporting joy which was understood as a Christian's birthright. The emotional experiences which they expected from their faith, and the ones they actually encountered, constituted much of its power. Theologians, historians and literary scholars here combine to bring the study of Puritanism together with the new vogue for the history of the emotions.

Puritanism and Emotion in the Early Modern World was published by Palgrave Macmillan in November 2016. The ISBN for Puritanism and Emotion in the Early Modern World is 9781349696550.

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Page last updated 12th August 2016
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan (November 2016)
Edition1st ed. 2016
Number of Pages243
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
ISBN9781349696550
ISBN-101349696552
Product Code4453866
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