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The comprehensive history of a system of faith that shaped the nation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312656607
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1976
  • Series: Library of New England
  • Pages: 256

Meet the Author

FRANCIS J. BREMER is emeritus professor of history at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. A leading authority on Puritanism, he is the author of numerous books, including First Founders: American Puritans and Puritanism in an Atlantic World and the award-winning biography John Winthrop: America’s Forgotten Founding Father.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Chronology
1 The Origins and Growth of the Puritan Movement 1
2 Puritanism: Its Essence and Attraction 15
3 Sources of the Great Migration 29
4 Massachusetts: The Erection of a City on a Hill 55
5 Variations on a Theme: Connecticut, New Haven, Rhode Island, and the Eastern Frontier 73
6 Orthodoxy in New England: The Colony Level 86
7 Orthodoxy in New England: The Community 101
8 New England and Puritan England 121
9 The New England Way in an Age of Religious Ferment 131
10 Changes in Restoration New England 141
11 Challenges to the Faith: Pluralism and Declension 154
12 An Oppressed People: New England's Encounters with Metacom, Governor Andros, and the Witches 168
13 Art and Science in Colonial New England 186
14 Race Relations 199
15 New Directions: Puritanism in the Neglected Decades 209
16 Enlightenment and Evangelicalism 225
Suggestions for Further Reading 234
Index 249
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