Not just happy, but ecstatic
Posted: 15 Feb 2013 @ 00:12
Alec Ryrie reads
about the Puritans' little-known mysticism
Soul Recreation: The contemplative-mystical piety ofPuritanism
Pickwick Publications £22
THE final word of the title is the one calculated to make youchoke on your mineral water. "Puritanism" remains a boo-word evenafter all these centuries, and even after a parade of scholars,pointing out that Puritanism is not actually "the haunting fearthat someone, somewhere, may be happy".
Still, if ...
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