The Puritan Way of Death

The Puritan Way of Death : A Study in Religion, Culture, and Social Change

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The Puritan Way of Death is more than a book about Puritans or about death. It is also about family, community, and identity in the modern world. Even before publication, eminent historians, sociologists, and religious scholars in the United States and Europea-among them, Gordon Wood, Philippe Aries, William Clebsch, and Robert Nisbet-hailed it as a "pathbreaking, provocative, and exciting" work, a "terse, urbane, learned, clear, humane" volume.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 136 x 206 x 20mm | 158.76g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195025210
  • 9780195025217
  • 1,192,434

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"A bellwether book--an intelligent and highly original study of seventeenth-century attitudes toward death. The book rests upon a strong command of social science literature and is written with style and grace."--David Hackett Fischer, The New Republic"Stannard skillfully weaves diverse rich sources into this interdisciplinary study of death--a common human concern. His study of the Puritan way of death sets the tone for all the following eras of American culture."--Mary Pope, Westmar College "A bellwether book--an intelligent and highly original study of seventeenth-century attitudes toward death. The book rests upon a strong command of social science literature and is written with style and grace."--David Hackett Fischer, The New Republic"Stannard skillfully weaves diverse rich sources into this interdisciplinary study of death--a common human concern. His study of the Puritan way of death sets the tone for all the following eras of American culture."--Mary Pope, Westmar College "A bellwether book--an intelligent and highly original study of seventeenth-century attitudes toward death. The book rests upon a strong command of social science literature and is written with style and grace."--David Hackett Fischer, The New Republic "Stannard skillfully weaves diverse rich sources into this interdisciplinary study of death--a common human concern. His study of the Puritan way of death sets the tone for all the following eras of American culture."--Mary Pope, Westmar College "A bellwether book--an intelligent and highly original study of seventeenth-century attitudes toward death. The book rests upon a strong command of social science literature and is written with style and grace."--David Hackett Fischer, The New Republic "Stannard skillfully weaves diverse rich sources into this interdisciplinary study of death--a common human concern. His study of the Puritan way of death sets the tone for all the following eras of American culture."--Mary Pope, Westmar College "A bellwether book--an intelligent and highly original study of seventeenth-century attitudes toward death. The book rests upon a strong command of social science literature and is written with style and grace."--David Hackett Fischer, The New Republic"Stannard skillfully weaves diverse rich sources into this interdisciplinary study of death--a common human concern. His study of the Puritan way of death sets the tone for all the following eras of American culture."--Mary Pope, Westmar Collegeshow more

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