Providence in Early Modern England
This book is the most extensive study to date of the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century belief that God actively intervened in human affairs to punish, reward, and chastise. Providentialism has often been seen as a distinctive hallmark of puritan piety. However, Dr. Walsham argues that it was a cluster of assumptions that penetrated every sector of English society, cutting across the boundaries created by status, creed, education, and wealth.
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Impressively researched and compelling argument that English Protestants --and not just the extreme Puritan ones -- interpreted their world as if God shaped it on a day-to-day basis. Yet another ... Read full review
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