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Address on the religious history and character of the Puritans by Richard Wigginton Thompson

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Published by Printed by Allen, Brown & Co. in Terre Haute, [Ind.] .
Written in English


  • Influence,
  • Calvinism,
  • Puritans,
  • History

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Pamphlet, printed paper wrappers.

Statementby R.W. Thompson ; delivered before the New England Society of Terre Haute, Indiana, December 20, 1868
The Physical Object
Pagination22 p., 1 l. ;
Number of Pages22
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25069487M

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This History challenges the usual understanding of American puritans, offering new ways of reading their history and their literary culture. Together, an international team of authors make clear that puritan America cannot be thought of apart from Native America, and that its literature is also grounded in Britain, Europe, North America, the. Puritans came to American land in search of religious freedom from the Anglican Church or the High Church and the persecution of the Puritans under the King and Queen of the time. The first Puritan or Pilgrim settlement is at Plymouth. The Puritans had a huge . The action of the play takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in Salem is a Puritan community, and its inhabitants live in an extremely restrictive society. Although the Puritans left England to avoid religious persecution, they established a society in America founded upon religious intolerance. "separating" puritans who believed that the church of England was corrupt and that true Christians should separate themselves from it. theocracy-a mix of political and religious authority. How many contributions did the puritans make to American culture? Four. Self government.

The book explores issues of gender, literature, politics and popular culture in addition to addressing the Puritans' core concerns such as theology and devotional praxis, and coverage extends to Irish, Welsh, Scottish and European versions of Puritanism as well as to English and American practice. The Puritans is measured yet powerful, subtle yet eloquent. Every page of this compelling book testifies to Hall's enviable erudition, delivered in a way that makes it accessible to specialists and general readers alike." —Philip F. Gura, author of American Transcendentalism: A History. The Religious Character of American Patriotism It's time to recognize our traditions and answer some hard questions () Frederick Edwords. In the last few years, we have witnessed a number of patriotic celebrations in the United States -- celebrations that have taken on an almost religious expression. A reexamination of Puritanism spanning the British Isles and American Colonies. Hall (Emeritus, Religious History/Harvard Divinity School; A Reforming People: Puritanism and the Transformation of Public Life in New England, , etc.) sets out to explore the origins, triumphs, and defeats of the Puritan movement as it was manifested in England, Scotland, America, and, to a lesser.