The Persistence of Theocracy: Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.

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    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Nathaniel Hawthorne
      secularism
      The Scarlet Letter
      theocracy
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    • Abstract:
      This article argues that Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter can provide insight into the persistent appeal of the moral and political certitudes that theocracy offers and that can serve as a corrective to liberal secularism's often myopic tendency to downplay the continuing moral and political appeal of religious belief and authority. Focusing on three puzzles raised in the structure and narrative of The Scarlet Letter, the article explores Hawthorne's consideration of theocracy as a foundation in the past, as an antidote to the modern tendency toward materialism, and as a persistent alternative that deserves continued reflection. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1James Madison College, Michigan State University
    • ISSN:
      1045-7097
    • Accession Number:
      10.3200/PPSC.38.1.25-32
    • Accession Number:
      35951323
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HUNT, C. C. T. The Persistence of Theocracy: Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Perspectives on Political Science, [s. l.], v. 38, n. 1, p. 25–32, 2009. DOI 10.3200/PPSC.38.1.25-32. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=35951323&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 24 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Hunt CCT. The Persistence of Theocracy: Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Perspectives on Political Science. 2009;38(1):25-32. doi:10.3200/PPSC.38.1.25-32.
    • APA:
      Hunt, C. C. T. (2009). The Persistence of Theocracy: Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Perspectives on Political Science, 38(1), 25–32. https://doi.org/10.3200/PPSC.38.1.25-32
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hunt, Constance C. T. 2009. “The Persistence of Theocracy: Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.” Perspectives on Political Science 38 (1): 25–32. doi:10.3200/PPSC.38.1.25-32.
    • Harvard:
      Hunt, C. C. T. (2009) ‘The Persistence of Theocracy: Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter’, Perspectives on Political Science, 38(1), pp. 25–32. doi: 10.3200/PPSC.38.1.25-32.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hunt, CCT 2009, ‘The Persistence of Theocracy: Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter’, Perspectives on Political Science, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 25–32, viewed 24 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Hunt, Constance C. T. “The Persistence of Theocracy: Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.” Perspectives on Political Science, vol. 38, no. 1, Winter 2009, pp. 25–32. EBSCOhost, doi:10.3200/PPSC.38.1.25-32.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hunt, Constance C. T. “The Persistence of Theocracy: Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.” Perspectives on Political Science 38, no. 1 (Winter 2009): 25–32. doi:10.3200/PPSC.38.1.25-32.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hunt CCT. The Persistence of Theocracy: Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Perspectives on Political Science [Internet]. 2009 Winter [cited 2020 Jan 24];38(1):25–32. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=35951323&custid=s6224580