RUFFIN, J. R.,
A Paradise of Reason. William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic.
Oxford University Press, 2007. 280p. Hardback. Series: Religion in America. erudite, beautifully written, and much-needed biography... This is a carefully researched and vividly presented history... Ruffin shines in his re-creation of the social and religious world of Salem in the early Republic, and he has reintroduced us to a figure worth studying for the creative and possibly idiosyncratic ways he melded rationality and religion. Kirsten Fischer, Church History 29/07/2001 (Publisher's information).