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Sarah Rivett

The Science of the Soul

(Editor’s Note: This is the sixth, and final, in a series of weekly guest posts by Chris Cameron. We’re incredibly grateful for his blogging here and hope that he’ll return again in the future! — Ben Alpers) Sarah Rivett’s recently published work The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England is certainly of great interest to religious historians, but should be to American intellectual historians as well. Rivett begins by noting that during the colonial period the soul was seen as a somewhat mysterious fount of all knowledge, but one had to be careful to not overreach, as had Read more