The New England Mind: The Seventeenth Century

The New England Mind: The Seventeenth Century

In The New England Mind: The Seventeenth Century, as well as successor The New England Mind: From Colony to Province, Perry Miller asserts a single intellectual history for America that could be traced to the Puritan belief system....

Title:The New England Mind: The Seventeenth Century
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780674613065
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  • Sarah

    Oh. My. I'm clearly not a fan of Mr. Miller's writing. This book was an absolute torture to get through, and I only did it for my friends. I hope they know I love them. :)...

  • Michael

    The biographical summary of Miller is interesting. A man who got his PhD in an era where 1 year of undergrad work, followed by three years of grad work after a hiatus traveling the world, could quite ...

  • Joel Zartman

    How much better than multiple volumes of historiographical bafflegab by evangelicals edited by D. G. Hart is one volume of history by Perry Miller. They will perish, but Perry Miller will always have ...

  • Aolund

    Admittedly, I did not read this whole work. But Miller's work--while certainly a product of its time-- is comprehensive and generally represents the Puritans in their own words and through their own w...

  • Dan Gorman

    This book from 1939 is very much a product of its time. Miller focuses only on men and elite writings in telling his story of New England Puritanism. I think it's a good idea to situate religion withi...

  • Joshua

    It is the formative modern work on American Puritanism, and every book on Puritanism in America since has had to drink from its well of scholarship. Miller's prose is laborious at times, and his lack...

  • Peter

    This book is awesome...too often people look at the Puritans as some repressive, somber group of men who wielded control over New England wearing clothes of black and brown, immortalized in a million ...

  • Jonathan Kieran

    Some really interesting nuggets here, buried in page upon page of lackluster minutiae. As a non-historian, I'll leave method quibbles and questions of datedness aside, and say that I'd have much prefe...

  • Steve

    I particularly liked the sections on anti-Aristotelian thought and then the impact of Ramus on New England thought....

  • Lizzytish

    Ugh, that's done. A major Mego and cure for insomnia book....