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Author Greven, Philip J., author
Title The protestant temperament : patterns of child-rearing, religious experience, and the self in early America / Philip Greven
Imprint New York : New American Library, 1979
 人文社會聯圖  BR515 .G75 1979    AVAILABLE    30600620046145
Descript xiv, 431 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 404-410) and index
A meridian book
Part One: Prologue -- I. Patterns for the past -- A historian's past: Patterns of thought and religious belief in early America -- The persistence of piety -- Temperament and the self -- Childhood, temperament, and religious experience -- Toward a new paradigm -- Part Two: The evangelicals: The self suppressed -- II. Authoritarian families: Modes of evangelical child-rearing -- Pious parents, precious mothers -- The household -- Embryo-angels or infant fiends? -- Broken wills: Discipline and parental control -- regular methods of living: external discipline in evangelical households -- Shaping the evangelical conscience: shame, guilt, and inner discipline -- The vanities, pleasures, and sins of youth: The emergence of self and self-will -- III. "A habitation of dragons": Themes of evangelical temperaments and piety -- The new birth -- "Our loathsome corruption and pollution": Attitudes toward the body -- "That monster, self" -- Broken wills and tender hearts -- Authoritarian temperaments: Evangelical responses to power -- Soldiers for Christ: Anger, aggression, and enemies -- Brides of Christ: Femininity, masculinity, and sexuality -- The quest for purity
Part Three: The moderates: The self controlled -- IV. Authoritative families: Moderate modes of child-rearing -- The household setting -- Innocent infants -- bending the will: Moderate discipline and voluntary obedience -- "Planting the seeds of virtue" in childhood and youth -- Love and duty: The obligations of connection -- V. Sober, virtuous, and pious people: Themes of moderate temperaments and piety -- A sense of connections: Organicism and the chain of being -- "This contrariety in man": The frailties of human nature -- Self-approbation and self-love -- "The due government of the passions": Self-control and temperate self-denial -- "The liberty of the human will" -- "Habits of piety and virtue" -- The renovation of nature and the growth of grace -- "The bewitching charms of despotic sovereignty" -- The boundaries of power -- "The choice of Hercules": Manliness or effeminancy? -- Unbounded passions: Ambition, avarice, and anger -- Diversity and order in church and community
Part Four: The genteel: The self asserted -- VI. Affectionate families: Genteel modes of child-rearing -- "Our family circle" -- "Children much indulged" -- Surrogate parents: Nurses and servants n the genteel household -- "To curb their children is to spoil their genius" -- From feminine to masculine: The emergence of a young gentleman -- "The great school of the world": Educating young gentlemen -- To become "a notable housewife" and "mother": Educating young ladies -- "One continued scene of idleness and dissipation": The pleasures of genteel youth -- VII. "A polite and hospitable people": Themes of genteel temperaments and piety -- Unexamined selves: the outward turning of consciousness -- The self indulged -- Contented selves: Pleasure and sociability -- Gentle men and gentle women: Masculine and feminine -- "Nature had intended him for some Asiatic prince"L Sensuality and sexuality -- Acceptable passions: Anger, ambition and pride -- "A fondness for superiority: Eminence, power, and institutions -- "Religious without feeling": Public piety and inner assurance -- Part Five: Epilogue -- VIII. The clash of temperaments: Some reflections on the First American Civil War -- "An American monarchy or republic? -- Mother country, father-king: Perceptions of power and authority -- The nature of liberty -- Effeminate or manly?: Seduction, temptation, and political paranoia -- A revolution of saints -- The republic of virtue rejected
Lib. has: 1st meridian printing, 1979. HS(TH)
Subject Protestantism -- United States
Child development
Experience (Religion)
Religious thought -- United States
Protestants -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- 17e siècle
Enfants -- Psychologie
Expérience religieuse
Pensée religieuse -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- 17e siècle
Child development. fast (OCoLC)fst00854393
Experience (Religion) fast (OCoLC)fst00918383
Protestantism. fast (OCoLC)fst01079920
Religious thought. fast (OCoLC)fst01094322
Temperament. fast (OCoLC)fst01147294
United States. fast (OCoLC)fst01204155
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