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Massachusettes bay colony

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(First ) great awakening

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God's providence /sovereignty

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Captivity Narrative

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New England congregationalism


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Puritan plain style 

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Salvation

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Typology

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Topos of the vanishing indian

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City upon a hill

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Ordo salutis

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Sola scriptura

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American literary history

Massachusettes bay colony
  • Was founded by the MB company
  • In order to create a economical and social working society 
  • English colony in new England
  • Non – separatist puritans 
  • J.Winthrop “a model of Christian xharit ” (sermon)
  • City upon a hill 

American literary history

(First ) great awakening

  • 1830 +1840
  • Religious revivals 
  • People turned back to religion
  • Affected many people’s attitudes towards religion

American literary history

God's providence /sovereignty

  • Predetermines everybody’s fate 
  • Elected ones to survive
  • Original sin
  • Signs in your everyday live about your fate
  • Punishing those who don’t live the right was 

American literary history

Captivity Narrative
  • M Rowlandson captivity narrative 1682
  • New subgenre of spiritual autobiography 
  • Experience of capitivity
  • Natives as savage and puritans as innocent

American literary history

New England congregationalism

  • Protestant churches – congregational form of church government
  • You need spiritual rebirth to become a part 
  • 1630
  • Bible as guide to faith
  • Ministers 
  • Harvard’s (1636)
  • Questioning themselves and their religion 

American literary history

Puritan plain style 

  • The simple truth in everything
  • Type of writing
  • Simple direct statements / short sentences
  • Expressing religious believes
  • Anne Broadsheet to my dear and loving husband

American literary history

Salvation

  • The elects chosen
  • The rest damnation
  • Not by work but by grace
  • Ordo salutis 

American literary history

Typology

  • Interpretation of relation between old and new testament (people events )
  • Old = type
  • Anti type = new
  • Absense of Jesus 
  • Prefigures Christ’s faith

American literary history

Topos of the vanishing indian

  • Myth created by settlers
  • To control over America and natives – convince them European life is better
  • They shall disappear
  • W.Apess ” an Indian looking glass for the white men” (1833)

American literary history

City upon a hill

  • Term used by J.Winthrop a model of Christian charity 1630
  • Massachusettes bay
  • Special contract with God saved by moving away from England

American literary history

Ordo salutis

  • Thomas hooker ‘the heart must be broken’
  • 4 steps to salvation:
  • Contrition
  • Humility
  • Justification
  • Sanctification 

American literary history

Sola scriptura
  • The Bible only
  • You should only read the Bible to find out what God wants 
  • Only rules you should follow 
  • Other writings devils library 

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