In the seventeenth-century English Atlantic, religious beliefs and practices played a central role in creating racial identity. English Protestantism provided a vocabulary and structure to describe and maintain boundaries between insider and outsider. In this path-breaking study, Heather Miyano Kopelson peels back the layers of conflicting definitions of bodies and competing practices of faith in the puritan Atlantic, demonstrating how the categories of âwhite,â âblack,â and âIndianâ developed alongside religious boundaries between âChristianâ and âheathenâ and between âCatholicâ and âProtestant.â
Faithful Bodies focuses on three communities of Protestant dissent in the Atlantic World: Bermuda, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. In this âpuritan Atlantic,â religion determined insider and outsider status: at times Africans and Natives could belong as long as they embraced the Protestant faith, while Irish Catholics and English Quakers remained suspect. Colonistsâ interactions with indigenous peoples of the Americas and with West Central Africans shaped their understandings of human difference and its acceptable boundaries. Prayer, religious instruction, sexual behavior, and other public and private acts became markers of whether or not blacks and Indians were sinning Christians or godless heathens. As slavery became law, transgressing people of color counted less and less as sinners in English puritansâ eyes, even as some of them made Christianity an integral part of their communities. As Kopelson shows, this transformation proceeded unevenly but inexorably during the long seventeenth century.
In I Met God in Bermuda, Steven Ogden shows how twenty-first century faith is an open, dynamic and courageous attitude toward life. It presumes that God is found not in the sky, but in the midst of life.
A Matter of Time is the third installment in the Faith Abbey Mystery Series, following the critically acclaimed A Matter of Roses (2000) and A Matter of Diamonds (2001). Brother Bartholomew, the introspective mork from Cape Cod, finds himself unraveling a bizarre murder case set in Bermuda.
A lovely Caribbean island and its people awaken in author Robert Benson a sense of place and home. The islandersâ warmth and welcome prompt a new understanding of ideas of beauty, community and spiritual belonging.
âWe live in a world where such welcome and gentleness and civility are increasingly rare. Most of the conversation between strangers is terse and quick and far too often, it is cold and rude. It can even be that way, more often than we care to admit, among people who are not strangers. And such is the way of the world that we live in that we are almost stunned by welcome whenever it breaks out around us, and we are certainly drawn to the people and to the places where we find such welcome in abundance.â
This work, the development of Islam in Bermuda explores the growth and development Masjid Muhammad, Bermuda's first and largest Islamic community, as well as the impact the religion can and has had on the broader society.
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The spirit of error, found and discovered, in the accounted pastors and teachers of the island Bermuda, in the VVest-Indies their principles and practice also tryed by the true spirit, and found to be contrary to the Scriptures of truth Pinder, Richard, d. 1695. Caption title. Marginal notes. Imprint from colophon. 24 p. [London : Printed for Robert Wilson ..., 1660] Wing / P2264 English Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery
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George Berkeley was considered "the most engaging and useful man in Ireland in the eighteenth century". This hyperbolic statement refers both to Berkeleyâs life and thought; in fact, he always considered himself a pioneer called to think and do new things. He was an empiricist well versed in the sciences, an amateur of the mechanical arts, as well as a metaphysician; he was the author of many completely different discoveries, as well as a very active Christian, a zealous bishop and the apostle of the Bermuda project. The essays collected in this volume, written by some leading scholars, aim to reconstruct the complexity of Berkeleyâs figure, without selecting "major" works, nor searching for "coherence" at any cost. They will focus on different aspects of Berkeleyâs thought, showing their intersections; they will explore the important contributions he gave to various scientific disciplines, as well as to the eighteenth-century philosophical and theological debate. They will highlight the wide influence that his presently most neglected or puzzling books had at the time; they will refuse any anachronistical trial of Berkeleyâs thought, judged from a contemporary point of view.
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