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Colonial America: Puritan Conversion Narratives

This guide is for Siena College students.

Conversion Narratives

In the mid-seventeenth century, persons on both sides of the Atlantic wishing to join a Puritan church had to appear before all of its members and tell the story of their religious conversion - in effect, to give convincing verbal evidence that their souls were saved. New England's Puritans widely adopted this practice. (Puritan Spiritual Testimonies ; Puritan Conversion Narratives)

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