Dr. Douglas L. Winiarski
Associate Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies
The Memoirs of Josiah Cotton & Allied Documents. Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts (under contract).
Darkness Falls on the Land of Light: The Travail of New England Congregationalism, 1680-1770. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017 (forthcoming).
“Lydia Prout’s Dreadfullest Thought.” New England Quarterly 88 (2015), forthcoming. Winner of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts’s Walter Muir Whitehill Prize in Early American History (2014).
The Sodomy Trial of Nicholas Sension, 1677: Documents and Teaching Guide,” ed. Richard Godbeer with Douglas L. Winiarski. Early American Studies 9 (2014): 402–443.
"Gendered 'Relations' in Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1719-1742." In Our Own Words: New England Diaries, 1600 to the Present, The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, Annual Proceedings 2006, ed. Peter Benes, 58-78. Boston: Boston University Press, 2008.
"Experiencing Conversion." In A People's History of Christianity, vol. 6 Modern Christianity to 1900 ed. Amanda Porterfield, 209-232. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 2007.
"Jonathan Edwards, Enthusiast? Radical Revivalism and the Great Awakening in the Connecticut Valley." Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture 74 (2005): 683-739.
"Native American Popular Religion in New England's Old Colony, 1670-1770." Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation 15 (2005): 147-86.
"The Education of Joseph Prince: Reading Adolescent Culture in Early Eighteenth-Century New England." In The Worlds of Children, 1620-1920, The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, Annual Proceedings 2002, ed. Peter Benes, pp. 42-64. Boston: Boston University Press, 2004.
"Souls Filled with Ravishing Transport: Heavenly Visions and the Radical Awakening in New England, 1742." William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser., 61 (2004): 3-46.
"Seeking Synthesis in Edwards Scholarship." William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser., 61 (2004): 135-52.
"'Pale Blewish Lights' and a Dead Man's Groan: Tales of the Supernatural from Eighteenth-Century Plymouth, Massachusetts." William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser., 55 (1998): 497-530.
 "Religious Experiences in New England." In Modern Christianity to 1900, edited by Amanda Porterfield, 209-32. Vol. 9. A People's History of Christianity. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2010.

Ph.D., Indiana University
M.T.S., Harvard University
B.A., Hamilton College
Contact Information
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Areas of Expertise
Religion in early America
Native American religions
Religion and popular/material culture