New PDF release: Narratives of the Religious Self in Early-Modern Scotland

By David George Mullan

ISBN-10: 0754668320

ISBN-13: 9780754668329

Drawing on a wealthy, but untapped, resource of Scottish autobiographical writing, this ebook presents a desirable perception into the character and quantity of early-modern non secular narratives. Over eighty such own records, together with diaries and autobiographies, manuscript and released, clerical and lay, female and masculine, are tested and positioned either in the context of seventeenth-century Scotland, and in addition early-modern narratives produced somewhere else. as well as the point of interest on narrative, the learn additionally revolves round the proposal of conversion, which, whereas an idea recognized in lots of occasions and locations, isn't common in its which means, yet needs to be understood in the peculiarities of a particular context and the wishes of writers situated in a particular culture, the following, Puritanism and evangelical Presbyterianism. those conversions and the narratives which supply a way of articulation draw deeply from the Bible, together with the Psalms and the music of Solomon. The context should also comprise an appreciation of the political background, in particular through the spiritual persecutions less than Charles II and James VII, and later the altering and risky stipulations skilled after the arriving of William and Mary on her father's throne. one other an important context in shaping those narratives used to be the shape of non secular discourse manifested in sermons and different works of divinity and the paintings seeks to enquire kinfolk among ministers and their listeners. via cautious research of those narratives, viewing them either as person files and as a part of a much wider style, a fuller photo of seventeenth-century lifestyles may be drawn, in particular within the context of the relatives and private improvement. hence the publication might be of curiosity to scholars in numerous parts of analysis, together with literary, historic, and theological contexts. It presents for a better figuring out of the motivations in the back of such own expressions of early-modern spiritual religion, whose echoes can nonetheless be heard today.

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