Word of the Week: Jeremiad

As in:   “The jeremiad, the earliest form of American social criticism, was adapted by the New England Puritans to advance their cause of becoming a ‘city upon a hill,’ and it was further developed by American colonists in the years immediately preceding the American Revolution…” (129).
Konkle, L. (2006). Thornton Wilder and the Puritan narrative tradition. Columbia:  University of Missouri Press. Retrieved from
http://site.ebrary.com/lib/emmanuel/docDetail.action?docID=10128984&p00=jeremiad

Read more about jeremiads in a book review from the New York Times.

Stephenson, W.  (2012, March 23).  American jeremiad:  A manifesto.  The New York Times.
Retrieved http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/28/books/review/Stephenson-t.html

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