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Van Engen, Abram C. 1981-

Overview
Works: 7 works in 36 publications in 1 language and 1,378 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Bibliographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Publishing director
Classifications: E169.1, 973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Abram C Van Engen
City on a hill : a history of American exceptionalism by Abram C Van Engen( Book )

9 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this illuminating book, Abram Van Engen shows how the phrase "City on a Hill," from a 1630 sermon by Massachusetts Bay governor John Winthrop, shaped the story of American exceptionalism in the twentieth century. By tracing the history of Winthrop's speech, its changing status throughout time, and its use in modern politics, Van Engen asks us to reevaluate our national narratives. He tells the story of curators, librarians, collectors, archivists, antiquarians, and often anonymous figures who emphasized the role of the Pilgrims and Puritans in American history, paving the way for the saving and sanctifying of a single sermon. This sermon's rags-to-riches rise reveals the way national stories take shape and shows us how those tales continue to influence competing visions of the country - the many different meanings of America that emerge from its literary past--Book jacket
Sympathetic Puritans : Calvinist fellow feeling in early New England by Abram C Van Engen( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revising dominant accounts of Puritanism and challenging the literary history of sentimentalism, Sympathetic Puritans argues that a Calvinist theology of sympathy shaped the politics, religion, rhetoric, and literature of early New England. Scholars have often understood and presented sentimentalism as a direct challenge to stern and stoic Puritan forebears; the standard history traces a cult of sensibility back to moral sense philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment, not Puritan New England. Abram C. Van Engen has unearthed pervasive evidence of sympathy in a large archive of Puritan sermons, treatises, tracts, poems, journals, histories, and captivity narratives. He demonstrates how two types of sympathy -- the active command to fellow-feel (a duty), as well as the passive sign that could indicate salvation (a discovery) -- permeated Puritan society and came to define the very boundaries of English culture, affecting conceptions of community, relations with Native Americans, and the development of American literature
Feeling godly : religious affections and Christian contact in early North America( )

4 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1746, Jonathan Edwards described his philosophy on the process of Christian conversion in A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections. For Edwards, a strict Congregationalist, true conversion is accompanied by a new heart and yields humility, forgiveness, and love-affections that work a change in the person's nature. But, how did other early American communities understand religious affections and come to recognize their manifestation? Feeling Godly brings together well-known and highly regarded scholars of early American history and literature, Native American studies, African American history, and religious studies to investigate the shape, feel, look, theology, and influence of religious affections in early American sites of contact with and between Christians. While remaining focused on the question of religious affections, these essays span a wide range of early North American cultures, affiliations, practices, and devotions, and enable a comparative approach that draws together a history of emotions with a history of religion. In addition to the volume editors, this collection includes essays from Joanna Brooks, Kathleen Donegan, Melissa Frost, Stephanie Kirk, Jon Sensbach, Scott Manning Stevens, and Mark Valeri, with an afterword by Barbara H. Rosenwein"--
A history of American Puritan literature by Kristina Bross( )

5 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For generations, scholars have imagined American puritans as religious enthusiasts, fleeing persecution, finding refuge in Massachusetts, and founding "America." The puritans have been read as a product of New England and the origin of American exceptionalism. This History challenges the usual understanding of American puritans, offering new ways of reading their history and their literary culture. Together, an international team of authors make clear that puritan America cannot be thought of apart from Native America, and that its literature is also grounded in Britain, Europe, North America, the Caribbean, and networks that spanned the globe. Each chapter focuses on a single place, method, idea, or context to read familiar texts anew and to introduce forgotten or neglected voices and writings. A History of American Puritan Literature is a collaborative effort to create not a singular literary history, but a series of interlocked new histories of American puritan literature"--
A history of American Puritan literature( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For generations, scholars have imagined American puritans as religious enthusiasts, fleeing persecution, finding refuge in Massachusetts, and founding 'America'. The puritans have been read as a product of New England and the origin of American exceptionalism. This History challenges the usual understanding of American puritans, offering new ways of reading their history and their literary culture. Together, an international team of authors make clear that puritan America cannot be thought of apart from Native America, and that its literature is also grounded in Britain, Europe, North America, the Caribbean, and networks that spanned the globe. Each chapter focuses on a single place, method, idea, or context to read familiar texts anew and to introduce forgotten or neglected voices and writings. A History of American Puritan Literature is a collaborative effort to create not a singular literary history, but a series of interlocked new histories of American puritan literature
Puritanism by Abram C Van Engen( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postexceptionalist puritanism( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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City on a hill : a history of American exceptionalism
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Sympathetic Puritans : Calvinist fellow feeling in early New EnglandFeeling godly : religious affections and Christian contact in early North AmericaA history of American Puritan literature
Alternative Names
Enegen Abram C. van

Engen, Abram C. Van

Engen, Abram C. van 1981-

Languages
English (36)