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Religions of the Americas series.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-362) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The beginning of the American Revolution in the conversion of Northampton. The travail of the Puritan covenant Original sin: human limitations and the openness of community God is no respecter of persons: the ordinary, lowly, and infantile nature of the revival The "strange revolution" and the aesthetics of grace The second great awakening, the national period, and Melville's American destiny. Pierre; or, The Ambiguities and the formation of the American dilemma A revolutionary marriage deferred The mystery of Melville's darkwoman From "self" to "soul": W.E.B. Du Bois's critical understanding of the ideals of liberal democracy in the new world. Strange Jeremiah: civil religion and the public intellectual Strivings and original sin: the unlovely, plural American soul The talented tenth and colonizing heroes Du Bois's aesthetic of beauty in the new world The irony of the American self.