Hot Protestants: A History of Puritanism in England and America

Hot Protestants: A History of Puritanism in England and America

by Michael P. Winship


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On fire for God—a sweeping history of puritanism in England and America

Begun in the mid-sixteenth century by Protestant nonconformists keen to reform England’s church and society while saving their own souls, the puritan movement was a major catalyst in the great cultural changes that transformed the early modern world. Providing a uniquely broad transatlantic perspective, this groundbreaking volume traces puritanism’s tumultuous history from its initial attempts to reshape the Church of England to its establishment of godly republics in both England and America and its demise at the end of the seventeenth century.
Shedding new light on puritans whose impact was far-reaching as well as on those who left only limited traces behind them, Michael Winship delineates puritanism’s triumphs and tribulations and shows how the puritan project of creating reformed churches working closely with intolerant godly governments evolved and broke down over time in response to changing geographical, political, and religious exigencies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300126280
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 02/26/2019
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 197,586
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Michael P. Winship is E. Merton Coulter Professor in the Department of History at the University of Georgia. He is the author of numerous books, including Godly Republicanism: Puritans, Pilgrims, and a City on a Hill. He lives in Athens, GA.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xii

A Note on the Text xiv

Introduction 1

Part I Rise And Retreat, c. 1540-c. 1630

1 The Seeds of Puritanism 9

2 Proto-Puritans in Exile 17

3 The Birth Pangs of Puritan England 26

4 The Elizabethan Puritan Political Movement 37

5 The Puritan Path to Heaven 50

6 Taming Puritanism 59

7 The Lure of the Atlantic 71

Part II Reformations, c. 1630-c. 1660

8 John Cotton Comes to Massachusetts 85

9 Protestant Reformation and Counter-Reformation in the 1630s 91

10 A Miraculous Year Goes Bad 114

11 The Wobbly Rise and Precipitous Collapse of Presbyterian England 130

12 Shaking out Antichrist in the 1650s 145

13 Consolidating Reformation in New England 165

14 Old England's Corruptions Come to New England 178

15 Waban's Reformation 193

Part III Twilight, c. 1660-c. 1689

16 English Puritanism under Persecution 203

17 English Puritanism Goes Public Again 218

18 Religious Pluralism Comes to Puritan New England 233

19 New England's Reformations Come of Age 241

20 New England's Puritan Autonomy Ends 251

Part IV Endings, 1689-1690s

21 Hopes Raised and Dashed 265

22 The Final Parting of the Ways for English Puritans 268

23 A Godly Massacre of the Innocents in Post-Puritan Massachusetts 280

Glossary 293

Endnotes 296

Index 340

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