A Brief Response to Johan Serré, 'Buying and Selling...'

Mark Valeri

Abstract


This essay [of Johan Serré] provides an engaging and suggestive re-reading of Edwards’s sermon on Ezekiel 22:12.  Some of its corrections to my 1991 Church History essay are well argued.  I did not intend in that essay, however, to claim that Edwards had “no understanding of the new economic ideals” or “lacked all insight into the workings of a free market,” as Serré says.  Rather,…


Keywords


Massachusetts, Early Modern History, Economy

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