- Paperback: 408 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press, U.S.A.; New Ed edition (15 Mar. 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0198208871
- ISBN-13: 978-0198208877
- Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 2.3 x 15 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,501,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Providence In Early Modern England Paperback – 15 Mar 2001
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an extraordinarily ambitious work...readers will keep turning the pages eagerly with mingled awe, fascination, and, yes, a keen sense of timeliness. This is a book about the past that resonates in the present. (History Today)
In this wise and superbly illustrated book, Alexandra Walsham recalls the world where Calvinism met medieval religion ... Walsham pleasingly eschews postmodern indulgence of the fatuousness of past belief. She writes with a sure grasp of Reformation theology, and clearly had great fun with this book ... we can never again think of Protestantism as dour and dull, now that Alexandra Walsham has introduced us to a pamphlet alerting the godly public to the discovery of A most strange and wonderful herring. (Diarmaid MacCulloch, Times Literary Supplement)
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Alexandra Walsham is at University of Exeter.
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Although I agree essentially with one of her conclusions, namely, that the Reformation is not the "grandsire of the Enlightenment" nor a "kind of halfway house on the road to the 'age of reason,'" I would recommend caution. I also recommend reading the final chapter of Sameuel Eliot Morison's remarkable, "The Intellectual Life of Colonial New England," in which he summarizes connections between people there and Newton, Kepler and other acknowledged players in the Scientific Revolution. Reason and scientific experimentalism have not always been in the same intellectual camp. Morison's book may be old (first published in 1936)but it is still valuable.
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