Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Early EvangelicalismA Reader$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 06 December 2019

Godly Living in a New England Town

Godly Living in a New England Town

Chapter:
(p.370) 57 Godly Living in a New England Town
Source:
Early Evangelicalism
Author(s):

Timothy Dwight

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0058

This chapter presents Timothy Dwight's Greenfield Hill: A Poem, in Seven Parts (1794). Dwight was a pivotal leader during the Second Great Awakening. Aside from being a preacher and president of Yale, he was a prolific author whose literary corpus includes sermons and theological treatises as well as poems. Greenfield Hill, dedicated to John Adams, describes New England in general, and the town of Greenfield in Massachusetts in particular, as the ideal godly environment for fostering piety. In part five of the poem, Dwight advises the townsfolk on how to avoid the pitfalls of sin while encouraging them in godly living.

Keywords:   poems, Greenfield Hill, John Adams, Timothy Dwight, New England, Greenfield, Massachusetts, piety, sin, godly living

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .