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Published: 09 April 2015

328 Pages


ISBN: 9780199379637

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Sympathetic Puritans

Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early New England

Abram Van Engen

Religion in America

  • Author regularly attends: Society of Early Americanists Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture Modern Literature Association American Historical Association American Society of Church History Also suggested: American Academy of Religion American Literature Association Organization of American Historians American Studies Association
  • The first history of sympathy in seventeenth century America
  • Challenges the literary history of sentimentalism
  • Reveals a Calvinist theology of sympathy and explores its implications for both Puritan and American culture