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Errand into the wilderness

Perry Miller

Errand into the wilderness

by Perry Miller

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy, American -- 18th century,
  • United States -- Civilization,
  • United States -- Religion -- To 1800

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementby Perry Miller.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 244 p. ;
    Number of Pages244
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19826903M

    The phrase "errand into the wilderness" is taken from a book by Perry Miller with this title, where it refers to the Puritan dream of creating a city in the wilderness (the North American Colonies) that would be a utopian community--a beacon for the rest of the world for how to organize and live in the ideal religious community. Free 2-day shipping. Buy Belknap Press: Errand Into the Wilderness (Revised) (Paperback) at

    The book's title comes from one Samuel Danforth, whose sermon "A Brief Recognition of New England's Errand into the Wilderness" sets the existential, searching tone whose tenor can be found in each one of these essays. In the title essay, Miller notes the dual meaning of the word "errand."/5(1). errand—if, in fact, those of the founders who lived into the later period and who might have set their progeny to rights found themselves wonder- ing and confused—there is little chance of our answering clearly. Of course, ERRAND INTO THE WILDERNESS there is no problem about Plymouth Colony. That is the charm about Plymouth: its clarity.

    Errand Into the Wilderness (Book): Miller, Perry: 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? Errand into the Wilderness The American Puritans (editor)


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The book’s title comes from one Samuel Danforth, whose sermon “A Brief Recognition of New England’s Errand into the Wilderness” sets the existential, searching tone whose tenor can be found in each one of these essays. In the title essay, Miller notes the dual meaning of the word “errand.”.

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But the original speaker's underlying concern was with the fateful ambiguity in the word errand. Perry Miller's "Errand Into the Wilderness" is a collection of ten essays on American Puritanism.

In these essays, Miller attempts to examine the origins of American history through the examples of the Puritans. His main thesis is one of Americanization.5/5(7).