Title The Interpretation of Material Shapes in Puritanism. A Study of Rhetoric, Prejudice, and Violence.
Publisher Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986. 0521265096
0521265096 / 9780521265096
Seller ID 44324
1st edition. "A detailed analysis of the rhetoric of the Puritan plain style, centering her argument on the influential preacher John Cotton, and discloses a general theory of figuration in the Protestant tradition that has been overlooked by literary critics, hstorians, and sociologists alike....Kibbey finds that their perception of icons, their use of acoustic design in rhetoric, and their interpretations of human beings as physical objects, early Protestants - and especially Puritans - worshipped the figurations of material life as privileged sources of meaning." Pp.xii/203. Dark blue cloth, dustwrapper has minor edge wear. VG/VG.