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The Logic of Millennial Thought: Eighteenth-Century New England
Logic of Millennial Thought, The: Eighteenth Century New England, by Davidson, James West
Unknown Binding, 308 pages
Published December 31st 1977 by Yale University Press
(first published September 1977)
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Dec 31, 2015 Katherine Addison rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books that I bought mostly because it was there and that turned out to be excellent. James West Davidson is a careful and respectful--but not at all reverent--scholar of the eschatology of eighteenth-century New Englanders, and he pursues his exploration mindfully, discussing overtly and straightforwardly the differences between what modern readers expect of the eighteenth century Puritans and what they get, and the problems inherent in trying to make sense of a mindset that ...more
James West Davidson is a historian, writer, and wilderness paddler. He received his Ph.D. in American history from Yale University and writes full time. He is also co-editor, with Michael Stoff, of New Narratives in American History, a series published by Oxford University Press, as well as the coauthor of textbooks in American history. These include "Experience History," "After the Fact: The Art ...more