By Catharine Randall
The Camisard faith was once marked by means of extra ecstatic expression than that of the Huguenots, now not in contrast to modifications among Pentecostals and Protestants. either teams have been persecuted and emigrated in huge numbers, turning into members within the huge stream of rules that characterised the 17th- and eighteenth-century Atlantic international. Randall vividly portrays this French Protestant diaspora during the lives of 3 figures: Gabriel Bernon, who led a Huguenot exodus to Massachusetts and moved one of the advertisement elite; Ezéchiel Carré, a Camisard who encouraged Cotton Mather’s theology; and Elie Neau, a Camisard-influenced author and escaped galley slave who tested North America’s first college for blacks.
Like different French Protestants, those males have been adaptable of their spiritual perspectives, a top quality Randall issues out as quintessentially American. In anthropological phrases they acted as code shifters who manipulated a number of cultures. whereas this malleability ensured that French Protestant tradition wouldn't live to tell the tale in externally recognizable phrases within the Americas, Randall indicates that the culture’s effect was once still considerable.
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