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Dissenting Bodies: Corporealities in Early New England

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For the Puritan separatists of seventeenth-century New England, "godliness," as manifested by the body, was the sign of election, and the body, with its material demands and metaphorical significance, became the axis upon which all colonial activity and religious meaning turned.

Drawing on literature, documents, and critical studies of embodiment as practiced in the New Eng
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Hardcover, 274 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Columbia University Press (first published 2009)
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A cultural historian of American religions, Martha Finch studies the role of the human body in American religious thought and practice, with an emphasis on lived religion, sexuality, and food, dress, and ritual studies. Her teaching reflects her interest in the many different religions represented in the United States, while her current research focuses on English Puritan and native Algonkian cult ...more