The Profane, the Civil, & the Godly: The Reformation of Manners in Orthodox New England, 1679-1749

The Profane, the Civil, & the Godly: The Reformation of Manners in Orthodox New England, 1679-1749

The Profane, the Civil, & the Godly: The Reformation of Manners in Orthodox New England, 1679-1749

The Profane, the Civil, & the Godly: The Reformation of Manners in Orthodox New England, 1679-1749

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In this study of the sacred and profane in Puritan New England, the author seeks to understand not only the fears, aspirations and moral theories of Puritan reformers, but also the customs and attitudes they sought to transform. Topics include tavern mores, family order and witchcraft.
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