Abraham in Arms: War and Gender in Colonial New England

Abraham in Arms: War and Gender in Colonial New England

In 1678, the Puritan minister Samuel Nowell preached a sermon he called "Abraham in Arms," in which he urged his listeners to remember that "Hence it is no wayes unbecoming a Christian to learn to be a Souldier." The title of Nowell's sermon was well chosen. Abraham of the Old Testament resonated deeply with New England men, as he embodied the ideal of the householder-patriarch, at once obedient to God and the unquestioned leader of his family and his people in war… (more)

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Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (March 01, 2013)

Collection: Early American Studies

Parent ISBN: 9780812219616

Page count: 272 pages

Language: English


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