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Published: 01 February 1979

256 Pages

ISBN: 9780195025217

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The Puritan Way of Death

A Study in Religion, Culture, and Social Change

David E. Stannard

The Puritan Way of Death is more than a book about Puritans or about death. It is also about family, community, and identity in the modern world. Even before publication, eminent historians, sociologists, and religious scholars in the United States and Europea-among them, Gordon Wood, Philippe Ariès, William Clebsch, and Robert Nisbet-hailed it as a "pathbreaking, provocative, and exciting" work, a "terse, urbane, learned, clear, humane" volume.