In New England, the Bible was central to the development of personal and communal identities. Because the Bible, as cultural artifact and text, persisted throughout the colonial period, Massachusetts's colonists of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries found ways to continue to center their distinctiveness as Protestant Christians, English men and women, and members of God's elect on this book for almost 200 years. Even when religious, economic, and political upheavals fractured society, the Bible remained a constant in homes, churches, and civic life.47 Cotton Mather, A Very Brief and Plain Essay On those Acts of Compliance, Which All Calls to Piety, Are to be entertained ... topic of consumer behavior, culture, and economics in eighteenth- century America see T. H. Breen, Marketplace ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||"Mighty in the Scriptures": The Bible in Colonial Massachusetts, 1630--1776|
|Author||:||Alexis A. Antracoli|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2006|