I hope you are looking forward to our fall class! We will vote on 5 books (approx 1000 pages) to read together as a class. Feel free to make further suggestions, these are the ones that immediately come to mind.
The actual survey tool is: click here
William Bradford (Author)
From 1630 to 1651, William Bradford wrote a history of Plymouth, the very colony he helped to establish and govern. Never published in his lifetime, the handwritten manuscript was lost during the Revolutionary War, and was rediscovered and published.
Richard W. Cogley (Author)
No previous work on John Eliot's mission to the Indians has told such a comprehensive and engaging story. Richard Cogley takes a dual approach: he delves deeply into Eliot's theological writings and describes the historical development of Eliot's missionary work. By relating the two, he presents fresh perspectives that challenge widely accepted assessments of the Puritan mission.
Cogley incorporates Eliot's eschatology into the history of the mission, takes into account the biographies of the proselytes (the "praying Indians") and the individual histories of the Christian Indian settlements
Harry S. Stout (Author)
Jonathan Edwards Professor of American Religious History, Yale University. Editor of OUP's Religion in America series, General Editor of the Works of Jonathan Edwards (Yale Press) and the Co-Director, with Jon Butler, of the Center for Religion and American Society at Yale.
Edmund S. Morgan (Author)
Through a richly detailed account of the genesis, flowering, and decline of the Puritan ideal of a church of the elect in England and America, Professor Morgan offers an important reinterpretation of a pivotal era in New England history.
Jonathan Edwards (Author)
Some Thoughts on the New England Revival aims to defend an unprecedented period of revival against the unjust words of its critics and the excesses of it friends, both of which, Edwards feared, would quench the Spirit and put a stop to the glorious work. What is a revival? How is it to be recognized? Is it a genuine work of the Spirit of God? If it is, how should it be acknowledged and promoted? These questions are taken up and answered by 'the theologian of revival', who, in God's providence, has supplied future generations of Christians with a sure guide on this vital subject.
This is a great collection of primary documents.
Richard Bushman (Editor)
by Mark David Hall (Author)
Mark A. Noll (Author)
Professor William R. Hutchison (Author)
Douglas Jacobsen (Editor), William V. Trollinger (Editor)
Susan Seydel (Author)