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Jonathan M. Yeager

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199916955

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.001.0001

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Piety over Worldly Pleasures

Piety over Worldly Pleasures

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(p.103) 16 Piety over Worldly Pleasures
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Early Evangelicalism
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Susanna Anthony

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0017

This chapter presents excerpts from Susanna Anthony's diary, in which she blamed the devil as the cause of her temptations, fears, and woeful condition. Growing up as a Quaker, Anthony experienced conversion around the age of fifteen. After her conversion, she showed signs of hope in her writings as she sought relief from sin through divine mercy. In 1742, she joined the First Congregational Church at Newport pastored by the Puritan Nathaniel Clap.

Keywords:   diary, Susanna Anthony, devil, conversion, sin, divine mercy, First Congregational Church, Nathaniel Clap

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