|Dr. Andrew Wood
Office: HGH 210; phone: (408) 924-5378
We explore enlightenment and jeremiadic rhetorics with particular attention to the historical analysis provided by Sacvan Bercovitch and John M. Murphy. In our studies, we imagine the New World as an intersection between religion, science, polity, and commerce. Particularly, we examine "America" as a site through which a supposedly fallen people may be redeemed - as long as they reinsert the "renaissance self" within a tightly knit community.
Notes: The American Jeremiad
Notes: Summary of Winthrop's "Model of Christian Charity"
Viewing: Frontline - Apocalypse
Life of Anne Bradstreet - maintained by American Literature on the Web
Library of Congress, America as a Religious Refuge: The Seventeenth Century
Jonathan Edwards' Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God - maintained by John Mark Ministries
Christine Heyrman, Puritanism and Predestination
Phillip R. Johnson, The Hall of Church History: The Puritans
Maria Russo, Debunking the myths of the Puritans
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