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The language of Canaan : metaphor and symbol in New England from the Puritans to the trancendentalists / Mason I. Lowance, Jr.


Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1980.
ISBN 0674509498

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Subjects American literature -- New England -- History and criticism.
Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- New England.
Bible -- Language, style.
Christentum.
Christian art and symbolism -- New England.
Literatur.
Metapher.
New England -- Intellectual life.
Puritanisme.
Puritanismus.
Puritans -- New England.
Religieuze taal.
Symbol.
Transcendentalism (New England)
USA.
Description x, 335 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1980.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Also issued online.
Contents I: The beginnings of figural expression -- Medieval and reformation backgrounds -- The Puritan figural imagination and the language of Canaan -- The canticles tradition -- II: Figuralism in late seventeenth century New England -- Samuel Mather: figures, types, and allegories -- Taylor's meditations and sermons and the personalizing of Biblical figures -- III: Recapitulative typology and eschatology -- The shaping of the future: eschatological symbolism in Old and New England during the seventeenth century -- Cotton Mather's Magnalia Christi Americana, "Biblia Americana," and the metaphors of Biblical history -- Jonathan Edwards and the Great Awakening -- Joel Barlow and the rising glory of America -- IV: Epistemology and the Biblical symbol from the Great Awakening to the American Renaissance -- Jonathan Edwards and the knowledge of God -- From Edwards to Emerson and Thoreau: a revaluation.
Geographic Area New England
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5725703
(OCoLC)ocm05725703
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Lowance, Mason I., 1938-
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