By Lynne Sharon Schwartz
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'Without books how may perhaps i've got develop into myself?' during this splendidly written meditation, Lynne Sharon Schwartz bargains deeply felt perception into why we learn and the way what we learn shapes our lives. a fascinating occasion of the broadcast word.
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For three years New England was held up to standards not of its own making, to the requirements of an imperial administration which had nothing to do with any sort of covenant. For the moment, New England THE JEREMIAD 59 could hardly pretend that it was a peculiar people. But in Apnl 1689, by revolution and violence, it overthrew Sir Edmund, broke up the "Dominion of New England," and setting up again the government of the charter (while awaiting news from Increase Mather, their agent in London), put itself once more under the dominion of the external covenant.
The ceremonial of the fast day-the whole town gathered in the church-inevitably centered upon the sermon. The ministers were, on these occasions more than on any other, the voice of the community, articulators of its awareness and spokesmen for its resolve to reform. They quickly devised a special kind of sermon for these convocations. Instinctively they responded to the demands of the situation: they arraigned sins that had caused the judgments, and pointed out what other terrors would descend THE JEREMIAD 29 unless repentance were forthcoming.
True, the promise of blessing was attached to performance, but the Puritan J ehovah , even when tied in a covenant, WaS still inscrutable. The principal effect of distinguishing the federal covenant as a separate transaction from the Covenant of Grace was not to assert that public prosperity could be earned whereas personal comes only by election, but merely to mark off the public realm from the private, and to specify the difference in the respective terms. " A communal thanksgiving, recognizing that felicity was a sign of divine favor, would therefore, in Bacon's phrase, create confidence and alacrity.