The Resource The sermon notebook of Samuel Parris, 1689-1694, edited with an introduction by James F. Cooper, Jr., Kenneth P. Minkema

The sermon notebook of Samuel Parris, 1689-1694, edited with an introduction by James F. Cooper, Jr., Kenneth P. Minkema

Label
The sermon notebook of Samuel Parris, 1689-1694
Title
The sermon notebook of Samuel Parris, 1689-1694
Statement of responsibility
edited with an introduction by James F. Cooper, Jr., Kenneth P. Minkema
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Few events from the colonial era have captured the American imagination like the Salem witchcraft hysteria of 1692-1693. And no individual was more influential in shaping Salem Village's response to the crisis than the Rev. Samuel Parris, pastor of the local church
  • The Sermon Notebook of Samuel Parris presents for the first time all of the extant sermons that Parris preached before his congregation from his ordination in 1689, through the summer trials and executions in 1692, and into the aftermath of the controversy, when an angry congregation forced Parris from office
  • This volume provides a fascinating glimpse into the cultural climate of the village and the mind of its pastor, who from the outset of his ministry became preoccupied with betrayal, hidden evil in the church, and the ongoing warfare between the forces of God and the minions of Satan
  • Well in advance of the hysteria, Parris boldly predicted an invasion of devils, announcing that an "angry" God was "sending forth destroyers" loyal to Satan, "the grand enemy of the Church." The sermons in this volume reveal how Parris built upon these themes in later sermons to help shape and reinforce interpretations that isolated witchcraft as the root cause of the strange afflictions in Salem Village
  • Illuminating both the cultural context of the hysteria and the minister's struggles with his congregation, The Sermon Notebook of Samuel Parris stands as one of the most important primary sources relating to the Salem witchcraft episode
Member of
Cataloging source
MeU-P
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1653-1720
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parris, Samuel
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • F61
  • BF1575
LC item number
.C71 vol. 66
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cooper, James F.
  • Minkema, Kenneth P
Series statement
Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts
Series volume
v. 66
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witchcraft
  • Witchcraft
  • Lord's Supper
  • Lord's Supper
  • Witchcraft
  • Predigt
  • Religiöses Leben
  • Salem (Mass.)
  • Salem (Mass.)
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts
Label
The sermon notebook of Samuel Parris, 1689-1694, edited with an introduction by James F. Cooper, Jr., Kenneth P. Minkema
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 323 pages, [3] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780962073717
Lccn
94164281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
facsimiles, color portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30261459
  • (OCoLC)ocm30261459
Label
The sermon notebook of Samuel Parris, 1689-1694, edited with an introduction by James F. Cooper, Jr., Kenneth P. Minkema
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 323 pages, [3] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780962073717
Lccn
94164281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
facsimiles, color portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30261459
  • (OCoLC)ocm30261459

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