William Simmons, Caleb’s Crossing: Indian and English Gods in Early New England

Join us at PPL for the Journey with Caleb’s Crossing Program Series Lecture on Monday, April 9 at 7 pm in the Barnard Room:

Caleb’s Crossing: Indian and English Gods in Early New England

In this presentation by William Simmons, Professor of Anthropology, Brown University, Dr. Simmons will explore the historical and mythic context that underpinned Caleb’s religious crossing, drawing on the religious beliefs of the Wampanoag communities of Martha’s Vineyard and the theological perspectives of Puritan clergy including Roger Williams, Thomas Mayhew and John Eliot.

Dr. Simmons studies social/cultural anthropology, religion, myth, and ritual – focusing on West Africa and Native America. He is also
interested in American cultural pluralism and the transformations of contemporary American research universities.

More information is available at http://www.provlib.org/events/reading-across-rhode-island-2012-indian-and-english-gods-early-new-england


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