Lisa M. Gordis is assistant professor of English at Barnard College.
"A thorough and original account of ministerial and lay strategies for interpreting Scripture in the Massachusetts Bay. Demonstrating an impressive command of the vast literature and history of the period, Gordis moves deftly through discussions of major figures and events. This is a significant intervention in the study of Puritan New England." - Sandra M. Gustafson, author of Eloquence Is Power: Oratory and Performance in Early America