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by Lisa M. Gordis

Download Opening Scripture: Bible Reading and Interpretive Authority in Puritan New England ePub
  • ISBN 0226304124
  • ISBN13 978-0226304120
  • Language English
  • Author Lisa M. Gordis
  • Publisher University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (January 15, 2003)
  • Pages 272
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  • Category History
  • Subcategory Americas
  • Size ePub 1544 kb
  • Size Fb2 1757 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
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"Opening Scripture provides a thorough and original account of ministerial and lay strategies for interpreting Scripture in the Massachusetts Bay. Demonstrating an impressive command of the vast literature and history of the period, Lisa Gordis moves deftly through discussions of major figures and events. This is a significant intervention in the study of Puritan New England."—Sandra M. Gustafson, University of Notre DameWhat role did the Bible really play in Puritan New England? Many have treated it as a blunt instrument used to cudgel dissenters into submission, but Lisa M. Gordis reveals instead that Puritan readings of the Bible showed great complexity and literary sophistication—so much complexity, in fact, that controversies over biblical interpretation threatened to tear Puritan society apart.Drawing on Puritan preaching manuals and sermons as well as the texts of early religious controversies, Gordis argues that Puritan ministers did not expect to impose their views on their congregations. Instead they believed that interpretive consensus would emerge from the process of reading the Bible, with the Holy Spirit assisting readers to understand God's will. Treating the conflict over Roger Williams, the Antinomian Controversy, and the reluctant compromises of the Halfway Covenant as symptoms of a crisis that was as much literary as it was social or spiritual, Opening Scripture explores the profound consequences of Puritan negotiations over biblical interpretation for New England's literature and history.

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This is a significant intervention in the study of Puritan New England. Instead they believed that interpretive consensus would emerge from the process of reading the Bible, with the Holy Spirit assisting readers to understand God's will.

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Scripture : Bible Reading and Interpretive Authority in Puritan New England. lay strategies for interpreting Scripture in the Massachusetts Bay.

Opening Scripture : Bible Reading and Interpretive Authority in Puritan New England. This is a significant intervention in the study of Puritan New England.

Lisa Gordis joined the Barnard faculty in 1993

Lisa Gordis joined the Barnard faculty in 1993. She teaches courses in English and American literature, including American Literature to 1800, American Literature 1800-1870, Reading and Writing Women in Colonial America, "A d-d mob of scribbling women": Nineteenth-century American Women Writers, and The American Supernatural, and she serves on the executive committee of the Barnard American studies program. She chaired the Barnard English Department from 2014-2018, and directed the First-Year Seminar Program from 2005-2012

Opening Scripture: Bible Reading and Interpretive Authority in Puritan New England. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

Opening Scripture: Bible Reading and Interpretive Authority in Puritan New England. Michael P. Winship (a1). University of Georgia. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 28 July 2009.

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Personal Name: Gordis, Lisa M. Publication, Distribution, et. Chicago Humane skill and the arte of prophecying John Cotton : reading, preaching, and the rhetoric of inevitability Thomas Shepard : God's word and God's words Applying the Word home : Thomas Hooker's affective reading and preaching Go home and consider : lay responses to the preached text Mist and fog : Roger Williams and the problem of interpretation All the strife amongst us : consensus, reading, and revelation in the Antinomian controversy.

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Gordis's first book, Opening Scripture: Bible Reading and Interpretive Authority in Puritan New England, was published in 2003

Gordis's first book, Opening Scripture: Bible Reading and Interpretive Authority in Puritan New England, was published in 2003. In Opening Scripture, Gordis examines the assumptions of the early American settlers, Puritans from England who intended to come to the New World and establish a society of religious individuals who used the true precepts of the Bible as their guidelines