Visiones eutópicas de América en la identidad colonial puritana

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Title: Visiones eutópicas de América en la identidad colonial puritana
Other Titles: Eutopic Visions of America in the Puritan Colonial Identity
Authors: Peñalba García, Mercedes
Keywords: Literatura norteamericana | Imagen de América | Puritanos | Colonos | Nueva Inglaterra | Mitos | Utopía
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Filología Inglesa
Citation: PEÑALBA GARCÍA, Mercedes. “Visiones eutópicas de América en la identidad colonial puritana”. Revista alicantina de estudios ingleses. No. 02 (Nov. 1989). ISSN 0214-4808, pp. 127-142
Abstract: This paper is an attempt to explore the Puritan exegetical myth of 'an errand into the wilderness,' which took root in New England, and its spread across the Western territories and the South after a process of secularization. The myth has been approached by way of the colonial puritan jeremiad in order to show how the Puritan eschatological visions have exercised so creative an influence in shaping the images of America and the basic ideals of the 'American Dream.' After close scrutiny of the concepts of millennium and utopia -versions of Edenic fantasies of an earthly and heavenly paradise- the essay stresses the importance of chiliasm and eutopia (its secular term) in early Puritan literature. It is suggested that the Puritan legacy still persists not in theology but in the realm of the imagination.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/5538 | http://dx.doi.org/10.14198/raei.1989.2.12
ISSN: 0214-4808
DOI: 10.14198/raei.1989.2.12
Language: spa
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Appears in Collections:Revistas - Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses - 1989, No. 2

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