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By Harry S. Stout

"Both the assets he employs and the scope of his research set his paintings except all that experience precede it...The first research of latest England preaching to span the complete colonial period...very very important book."
- Journal of yankee History

"Simply breathtaking in scope. nobody else has dared to grapple with the complete sweep of Puritan preaching shape the founding of recent England throughout the American Revolution."
- Nathan O. Hatch, collage of Notre Dame

"A enormous fulfillment will stand because the definitive paintings in this vital subject."
- Reviews in American History

"Impressive, imaginitive, good, and lucid."
- Donald G. Matthews, collage of North Carolina and Chapel Hill

"[Stout] has created a box of scholarship hitherto missed - the manuscript sermon as a resource of non secular tradition in colonial occasions. greater than that, he has proven the level to which sermon notes upload to our wisdom of the days, particularly for the duration of the nice Awakening. And he has performed so with nice insight."
- New England Quarterly

"So soundly according to exhaustive examine and so lucid in presentation, that even its such a lot wonderful conclusions hold conviction. a magnificent achievement."
- Daniel Walker Howe, writer of What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of the United States, 1815-1848

"One of the main striking reports of Puritan New England society to seem during this century....Throughout the paintings, Stout enriches, vitamins and revises a lot of the present wisdom approximately colonial New England. His language, that is either specific and playful, makes the quantity a pride to read."
-The Historian

"Will without doubt develop into a benchmark within the learn of early American heritage and culture."
-Journal of the yank Academy of Religion

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