Broadly speaking, a conversion narrative is a narrative that relates the operation
of conversion, usually religious. As a specific aspect of American literary and
religious history, the conversion n...
The Puritans began a movement in the 16th century to purify the Church of
England, ... Saint Augustine's theory of invisible and visible churches was the root
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creative paths of inquiry into the meaning of the early American experience.
Visible Saints: The History of a Puritan Idea ... of the Massachusetts Bay Colony,
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Jan 1, 2012 ... Visible Saints: The History of a Puritan Idea ... of church members as having
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remade themselves into communities of “visible saints,” withdrawn from the ....
that became, by the Age of Enlightenment, virtually the definition of Americanism.
Perry Miller and Thomas H. Johnson, The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their
Writings, I ... membership was limited to the “visible saints” after publicly
professing faith, presenting convincing .... If not, it has no purpose or meaning;
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