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Puritan Rhetoric
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The nature of Puritanism in America and the role of emotion in religion is the subject of this collection of religious orations, discussed and appraised for students of Puri­tanism and rhetoric.  The orations are arranged to represent the force and counterforce of reason versus emotionalism and the precarious balance maintained momentarily and, eventually, lost.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Also in this Series
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Part One: The Developing Exigence
  2. pp. 3-6
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  1. The Inheritance: Compartmentalization of the Mind and the Precarious Balanoe Between Intellect and Emotions
  2. pp. 6-23
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  1. Transition and Culmination: Unifioation of Man and the Pe1'Vasion of the Emotions
  2. pp. 23-48
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  1. The Great Awakening
  2. pp. 48-64
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  1. Part Two: Readings
  2. pp. 65-66
  1. 1. The Future Punishment of the Wicked Unavoidable and Intolerable
  2. pp. 67-80
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  1. 2. Distinguishing Marks
  2. pp. 81-102
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  1. 3. Enthusiasm Described and Caution'd Against
  2. pp. 103-118
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  1. 4. Concerning the Nature of the Affections, and Their Importance in Religion
  2. pp. 119-157
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  1. 5. Natural Religion
  2. pp. 158-171
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  1. Part Three: Inquiry
  2. pp. 172-173
  1. Strategies of Argument
  2. pp. 175-190
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  1. Strategies of Style and Composition
  2. pp. 191-193
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  1. Strategies of Disposition
  2. pp. 193-194
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  1. Notes to Part One
  2. pp. 197-212
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 213-215
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  1. Back Cover
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