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Title Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards, and the representation of American culture / edited by Barbara B. Oberg, Harry S. Stout
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 230 pages)
Contents Contributors; 1. Introduction; MIND; 2. Religious Affections and Religious Affectations: Antinomianism and Hypocrisy in the Writings of Edwards and Franklin; 3. Enlightenment and Awakening in Edwards and Franklin; 4. The Nature of True -- and Useful -- Virtue: From Edwards to Franklin; 5. "A Wall Between Them Up to Heaven": Jonathan Edwards and Benjamin Franklin; 6. Franklin, Edwards, and the Problem of Human Nature; CULTURE; 7. The Two Cultures in Eighteenth-Century America; 8. The Laughter of One: Sweetness and Light in Franklin and Edwards
Summary This is an interdisciplinary collection of comparative essays which looks at aspects of the thought of Edwards and Franklin and considers their places in American culture
Analysis English prose
United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Edwards, Jonathan, 1703-1758 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Criticism and interpretation.
American prose literature -- History and criticism.
American prose literature -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- History and criticism.
Language and culture -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
National characteristics, American, in literature.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Oberg, Barbara.
Stout, Harry S.
LC no. 92034327
ISBN 019507775X (acid-free paper)
9780195077759 (acid-free paper)
9780195344875 (electronic bk.)