Female Piety and the Invention of American Puritanism by Bryce Traister

By Bryce Traister

Female Piety and the discovery of yankee Puritanism reconsiders the normal severe view that women’s spiritual reviews have been both silent consent or adverse reaction to mainstream Puritan associations. during this groundbreaking new method of American Puritanism, Bryce Traister asks how gendered understandings of real spiritual adventure contributed to the improvement of seventeenth-century spiritual tradition and to the “post-religious” historiography of Puritanism in secular modernity. He argues that girls have been neither marginal nor adversarial to the theological and cultural targets of seventeenth-century New England spiritual tradition and, certainly, that radicalized lady piety was once in definite key respects the driver of recent England Puritan culture.


Uncovering the female interiority of latest England Protestantism, Female Piety and the discovery of yank Puritanism positions itself opposed to everyday old arguments in regards to the upward thrust of secularism within the smooth West. Traister demonstrates that lady spirituality turned a valuable automobile during which Puritan identification grew to become either absorbed inside and foundational for pre-national secular tradition. attractive largely with debates approximately faith and secularization, nationwide origins and transnational unsettlements, and gender and cultural authority, it is a foundational reconsideration either one of American Puritanism itself and of “American Puritanism” because it has been understood when it comes to secular modernity.

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