The Making of an American Thinking Class : Intellectuals and Intelligentsia in Puritan Massachusetts: Intellectuals and Intelligentsia in Puritan Massachusetts (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Nov 20, 1997 - History - 296 pages
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A radical new interpretation of the political and intellectual history of Puritan Massachusetts, The Making of an American Thinking Class envisions the Bay colony as a seventeenth century one-party state, where congregations served as ideological 'cells' and authority was restricted to an educated elite of ministers and magistrates. From there Staloff offers a broadened conception of the interstices of political, social, and intellectual authority in Puritan Massachusetts and beyond, arguing that ideologies, as well as ideological politics, are produced by self-conscious, and often class-conscious, thinkers.
  

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Contents

Prologue
3
John Cotton Roger Williams and the Problem of Charisma
26
John Cotton and the Dialectic of Antinomian Dissent
40
Antinomianism Defeated
55
Ordering the OneParty Regime
73
7
114
Key Terms
189
Notes
207
Index
269
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