Cover of: Puritans against the wilderness | Albert E. Van Dusen Read Online

Puritans against the wilderness Connecticut history to 1763 by Albert E. Van Dusen

  • 922 Want to read
  • ·
  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Pequot Press in Chester, Conn .
Written in English



  • Connecticut


  • Connecticut -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementAlbert E. Van Dusen.
SeriesSeries in Connecticut history ;, v. 1
LC ClassificationsF94 .S45 vol. 1, F97 .S45 vol. 1
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 150 p. :
Number of Pages150
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5256349M
ISBN 100871061287
LC Control Number75329646

Download Puritans against the wilderness


Puritans against the wilderness: Connecticut history to [Albert E Van Dusen] -- "A publication of the Center for Connecticut Studies of Eastern Connecticut State College." Includes bibliographies and .   Puritans in the New World tells the story of the powerful yet turbulent culture of the English people who embarked on an "errand into the wilderness." It presents the Puritans in .   ~ arianalingerfeldt. Writing assignment. Write words on this topic: “Discuss the views of Cotton, Winthrop, and Rowlandson regarding the Puritans’ errand in the wilderness.”. John Cotton, John Winthrop, and Mary Rowlandson were well known Puritans of the s. John Cotton wrote his famous sermon God’s Promise to His Plantation in to a group of Puritans . But in describing the geography of the Puritan mind, these studies tend to minimize, if not neglect, the importance of the New World in restructuring and redefining Puritan ideas. Placed in a radically new environment --the raw American wilderness--Old World attitudes and concepts were forced to prove themselves anew.

Like the first American settlers, the Puritans did not cherish nature, and especially wilderness, for various reasons. More than their direct ancestors, Puritans relied on the Words of God, since they were the groundwork of their life and “contained all they needed to know in order to hate wilderness” . One of the most famous books about Canadian province British Columbia, Eric Collier's gripping Chilcotin memoir `Three Against the Wilderness' () is a classic homesteading account. Born in Northampton, England in , Eric married a girl of Indian descent, Lillian Ross, in Reviews:   All the Puritan Paperbacks, plus The Christian in Complete Armor and Pilgrim's Progress, and Watson's Body of Divinity. Actually, if you read Meet the Puritans, which gives a brief bio and lists their works that are in print, that would in itself make a great list of puritan works. Free eBooks from A Puritan's Mind and Puritan Publications Get these original works onto your computer, laptop or phone. Today, many Christians are turning back to the puritans to, “walk in the old paths,” of God’s word, and to continue to proclaim old truth that glorifies Jesus Christ.

Disguised from twentieth-century readers first by the New Testament language and thought of the Puritans and later by the complacent transcendentalist belief in the oversoul, the related problems of purpose and reason-for-being have been central to the American experience from the very beginning. Certainly one finds Puritan fear and loathing of wilderness in William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation, , and many other seventeenth-century Puritan writings, such as Michael Wigglesworth's God's Controversy with New England (), and Cotton Mather's Decennium Luctuosum: An History of Remarkable Occurrences in the Long War Which New-England Hath Had .   Book Description. This is the complete set of the Puritan Paperback series. A great gift for the willing reader, this set contains some of the greatest writings of the Puritans that have been read and enjoyed by Christians for centuries. The hardships of life in the American wilderness, combined with the bizarre aspects of Puritan philosophy, made life especially difficult for the women of that time. As the early feminist Lillie Devereux Blake said in “The Pilgrim mothers not only had to endure all that the Pilgrim fathers suffered, but had to endure the Pilgrim fathers as well.”.