Errand into the Wilderness

Errand into the Wilderness The title of this book by Perry Miller who is world famous as an interpreter of the American past comes close to posing the question it has been Mr Miller s lifelong purpose to answer What was the u

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  • Title: Errand into the Wilderness
  • Author: Perry Miller
  • ISBN: 9780674261556
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Paperback
  • The title of this book by Perry Miller, who is world famous as an interpreter of the American past, comes close to posing the question it has been Mr Miller s lifelong purpose to answer What was the underlying aim of the first colonists in coming to America In what light did they see themselves As men and women undertaking a mission that was its own cause and justificaThe title of this book by Perry Miller, who is world famous as an interpreter of the American past, comes close to posing the question it has been Mr Miller s lifelong purpose to answer What was the underlying aim of the first colonists in coming to America In what light did they see themselves As men and women undertaking a mission that was its own cause and justification Or did they consider themselves errand boys for a higher power which might, as is frequently the habit of authority, change its mind about the importance of their job before they had completed it These questions are by no means frivolous They go to the roots of seventeenth century thought and of the ever widening and quickening flow of events since then Disguised from twentieth century readers first by the New Testament language and thought of the Puritans and later by the complacent transcendentalist belief in the oversoul, the related problems of purpose and reason for being have been central to the American experience from the very beginning Mr Miller makes this abundantly clear and real, and in doing so allows the reader to conclude that, whatever else America might have become, it could never have developed into a society that took itself for granted.The title, Errand into the Wilderness, is taken from the title of a Massachusetts election sermon of 1670 Like so many jeremiads of its time, this sermon appeared to be addressed to the sinful and unregenerate whom God was about to destroy But the original speaker s underlying concern was with the fateful ambiguity in the word errand Whose errand This crucial uncertainty of the age is the starting point of Mr Miller s engrossing account of what happened to the European mind when, in spite of itself, it began to become something other than European For the second generation in America discovered that their heroic parents had, in fact, been sent on a fool s errand, the bitterest kind of all that the dream of a model society to be built in purity by the elect in the new continent was now a dream that meant nothing to Europe The emigrants were on their own Thus left alone with America, who were they And what were they to do In this book, as in all his work, the author of The New England Mind The Seventeenth Century The New England Mind From Colony to Province, and The Transcendentalists, emphasizes the need for understanding the human sources from which the American mainstream has risen In this integrated series of brilliant and witty essays which he describes as pieces, Perry Miller invites and stimulates in the reader a new conception of his own inheritance.

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    1. Note: I was told to only read the following essays from this book "Errand into the Wilderness", "Hooker and Connecticut Democracy", "The Marrow of Puritan Divinity","From Edwards to Emerson". I was informed by my adviser that the rest are "brilliant but misinformed" which I also add "outdated".However, the "Errand into the Wilderness" essay was one of the most brilliant pieces of work I have ever read, and I developed an instant, irrevocable historian crush on Perry Miller.

    2. Perry Miller’s “Errand Into the Wilderness” more than any other book I’ve read in a long time makes you realize sometimes how little education our educational institutions actually provide. Think of the Puritans. The word conjures up images of earnest, hard-working folk bedecked in golden buckles and ruffles eager to spread their moral superiority to anyone within earshot. We think of their biggest accomplishment as managing to survive disease and pestilence for so long, despite their ba [...]

    3. “Having failed to rivet the eyes of the world upon their city on a hill, they were left alone with America.”Errand into the Wilderness, Perry Miller’s work of intellectual history, opens a window into the Puritan mind during the founding years of the United States. The book necessarily spends many pages detailing intricacies of early Calvinist theology, presumably the “ruling idea” of the time. Using sermons, treatises, and other primary documents, Miller shows how Puritan beliefs chan [...]

    4. Credited as a foundational figure in American Studies for his methodological innovation, Perry Miller's "Errand into the Wilderness" is lauded and criticized as a classic work of the discipline, focusing on the spiritual errand of the Puritans to build a city on the hill. As an early work of intellectual history, Miller draws nearly exclusively from theological texts, attempting to reconstruct the New England mind and to understand the motivations and feelings of the Puritans with regard to fait [...]

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