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The Puritan Dilemma

The Puritan Dilemma
The Story of John Winthrop

by Edmund Sears Morgan

  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Puritan Dilemma

The Puritan Dilemma
The Story of John Winthrop

by Edmund S. Morgan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995-09
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781886746237
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Milton and the Puritan Dilemma, 1641-1660

Milton and the Puritan Dilemma, 1641-1660
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by Arthur E. Barker

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 1976-12-15
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN : 1442633271
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This analysis of the progressive definition of John Milton’s social, political, and religious opinions during the fertile years of the Puritan Revolution has become a classic work of scholarship in the thirty-five years since it was first published. Professor Barker interprets Milton’s development in the light of his personal problems and of the changing climate of opinion among his revolutionary associates.

A Church Halfly Reformed

A Church Halfly Reformed
The Puritan Dilemma

by Peter Adam

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 33
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Milton and the Puritan Dilemma, 1641-1660

Milton and the Puritan Dilemma, 1641-1660
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by Arthur Edward Barker

  • Publisher : Toronto, U. P
  • Release : 1942
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Milton and the Puritan Dilemma, 1641-1660

Milton and the Puritan Dilemma, 1641-1660
A Book

by Arthur Edward Barker

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1942
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN : 9780802050250
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Times and Trials of Anne Hutchinson

The Times and Trials of Anne Hutchinson
Puritans Divided

by Michael Paul Winship,Michael P. Winship

  • Publisher : Landmark Law Cases & American
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Anne Hutchinson was perhaps the most famous Englishwoman in colonial American history, viewed in later centuries as a crusader for religious liberty and a prototypical feminist. Michael Winship disentangles what really happened from the legends that have misrepresented her for so long

The Journal of John Winthrop, 1630-1649

The Journal of John Winthrop, 1630-1649
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by John Winthrop

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2009-06
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN : 9780674034389
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For 350 years Governor John Winthrop's journal has been recognized as the central source for the history of Massachusetts in the 1630s and 1640s. Winthrop reported events--especially religious and political events--more fully and more candidly than any other contemporary observer. The governor's journal has been edited and published three times since 1790, but these editions are long outmoded. Richard Dunn and Laetitia Yeandle have now prepared a long-awaited scholarly edition, complete with introduction, notes, and appendices. This full-scale, unabridged edition uses the manuscript volumes of the first and third notebooks (both carefully preserved at the Massachusetts Historical Society), retaining their spelling and punctuation, and James Savage's transcription of the middle notebook (accidentally destroyed in 1825). Winthrop's narrative began as a journal and evolved into a history. As a dedicated Puritan convert, Winthrop decided to emigrate to America in 1630 with members of the Massachusetts Bay Company, who had chosen him as their governor. Just before sailing, he began a day-to-day account of his voyage. He continued his journal when he reached Massachusetts, at first making brief and irregular entries, followed by more frequent writing sessions and contemporaneous reporting, and finally, from 1643 onward, engaging in only irregular writing sessions and retrospective reporting. Naturally he found little good to say about such outright adversaries as Thomas Morton, Roger Williams, and Anne Hutchinson. Yet he was also adept at thrusting barbs at most of the other prominent players: John Endecott, Henry Vane, and Richard Saltonstall, among others. Winthrop built lasting significance into the seemingly small-scale actions of a few thousand colonists in early New England, which is why his journal will remain an important historical source.

Race and Redemption in Puritan New England

Race and Redemption in Puritan New England
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by Richard A. Bailey

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2011-05-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0199710627
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As colonists made their way to New England in the early seventeenth century, they hoped their efforts would stand as a "citty upon a hill." Living the godly life preached by John Winthrop would have proved difficult even had these puritans inhabited the colonies alone, but this was not the case: this new landscape included colonists from Europe, indigenous Americans, and enslaved Africans. In Race and Redemption in Puritan New England, Richard A. Bailey investigates the ways that colonial New Englanders used, constructed, and re-constructed their puritanism to make sense of their new realities. As they did so, they created more than a tenuous existence together. They also constructed race out of the spiritual freedom of puritanism.

Heavenly Merchandize

Heavenly Merchandize
How Religion Shaped Commerce in Puritan America

by Mark Valeri

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2014-01-05
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN : 0691162174
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Focusing on the economic culture of colonial New England, Heavenly Merchandize views commerce through the eyes of four generations of Boston merchants, drawing upon their personal letters, diaries, business records, and sermon notes to reveal how merchants built a modern form of exchange out of profound transitions in the puritan understanding of discipline, providence, and the meaning of New England. --From publisher's description.

The Gentle Puritan

The Gentle Puritan
A Life of Ezra Stiles, 1727-1795

by Edmund S. Morgan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011-05-01
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN : 9780807897300
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This timely work explores two influential religious traditions that might seem to have little in common: Twelver Shi'i Islam and Roman Catholicism. With the worldwide rise of religious fundamentalism, it is imperative that religious movements such as Christianity and Islam begin working harder to understand one another's history and beliefs. Myths and misunderstandings continue to prevail, and observers tend to focus on the differences between the two faith systems. Without denying these differences, the authors of this book reveal a number of interesting linkages between Roman Catholicism and Twelver Shi'ism. They compare the histories of the two faiths, consider parallels between important figures in each, and highlight the doctrinal, structural, and sociopolitical similarities they share. Balanced in tone and carefully researched, the book helps explain the essence of both traditions while enriching our understanding of each. There are an estimated 140 million Twelver Shi'is in the world today. The highest percentages live in Persian Gulf countries, including Iran and Iraq, and in Azerbaijan, Lebanon, and Afghanistan. Sizable numbers also inhabit Pakistan, India, and Turkey. The largest Christian denomination, Roman Catholicism is present across the globe, though its population of more than one billion people is concentrated in North and South America and in Europe.

Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America

Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America
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by Edmund S. Morgan

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 1989-09-17
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0393347494
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The best explanation that I have seen for our distinctive combination of faith, hope and naiveté concerning the governmental process." —Michael Kamman, Washington Post This book makes the provocative case here that America has remained politically stable because the Founding Fathers invented the idea of the American people and used it to impose a government on the new nation. His landmark analysis shows how the notion of popular sovereignty—the unexpected offspring of an older, equally fictional notion, the "divine right of kings"—has worked in our history and remains a political force today.

John Winthrop's World

John Winthrop's World
History as a Story, the Story as History

by James G. Moseley

  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780299135348
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the most famous American journals is that of seventeenth-century Puritan leader John Winthrop. As the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, an office he held with few interruptions for two decades, he worked to establish a society in which he thought true Christianity could flourish, beyond the reach of the unfaithful Church of England. Winthrop recorded the daily events of his life--the political infighting and religious disputes among Puritans, as well as their relations with other colonists, Indians, and England. His journal is a window into a world that, while unfamiliar, continues to influence our sense of the meaning of America. In the first in-depth study of Winthrop since 1958, James G. Moseley provides a fascinating new look at this extraordinary man, paying careful attention to the connections between Winthrop's political activity and his writing. Moseley first examines Winthrop as a writer, using the journal to analyze Winthrop as a man resolving challenges based as much on his acutely pragmatic intelligence as on his deeply felt religious convictions. Second, Moseley traces how historians have responded to Winthrop--how his famous journal has been read and misread by those who have filtered the man and his cultural context through many lenses. By examining Winthrop's ancestors and early life in England, especially the religious changes he experienced, Moseley removes the blinders of modernism, portraying Winthrop as never before. He shows how Winthrop's successful struggle to accept the deaths of his first two wives led him away from moralistic views of Christianity, himself, and his world to more magnanimous views. Arguing that writing was the medium through which Winthrop developed his capacity for leadership, Moseley shows how the journal enabled Winthrop to reflect objectively on his situation and to adjust his behavior. Winthrop was, Moseley suggests, not only a politician but a historian, and his interpretations of foundational events in American history in his journal are an invaluable resource for understanding the nature of leadership and the meaning of liberty in Puritan America. Winthrop's World is a very graceful, well-written, and engaging narrative that provides new insight into the Puritan way of life and into the man who provided a window between our world and his.

American Slavery, American Freedom

American Slavery, American Freedom
A Book

by Edmund S. Morgan

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2003-10-17
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0393347516
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Thoughtful, suggestive and highly readable."—New York Times Book Review In the American Revolution, Virginians were the most eloquent spokesmen for freedom and quality. George Washington led the Americans in battle against British oppression. Thomas Jefferson led them in declaring independence. Virginians drafted not only the Declaration but also the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; they were elected to the presidency of the United States under that Constitution for thirty-two of the first thirty-six years of its existence. They were all slaveholders. In the new preface Edmund S. Morgan writes: "Human relations among us still suffer from the former enslavement of a large portion of our predecessors. The freedom of the free, the growth of freedom experienced in the American Revolution depended more than we like to admit on the enslavement of more than 20 percent of us at that time. How republican freedom came to be supported, at least in large part, by its opposite, slavery, is the subject of this book. American Slavery, American Freedom is a study of the tragic contradiction at the core of America. Morgan finds the keys to this central paradox, "the marriage of slavery and freedom," in the people and the politics of the state that was both the birthplace of the Revolution and the largest slaveholding state in the country.

The Puritan Origins of American Patriotism

The Puritan Origins of American Patriotism
A Book

by George McKenna

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 431
  • ISBN : 9780300100990
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How the Puritans' belief in a providential mission led to a uniquely American form of patriotism In this absorbing book, George McKenna ranges across the entire panorama of American history to track the development of American patriotism. That patriotism--shaped by Reformation Protestantism and imbued with the American Puritan belief in a providential "errand"--has evolved over 350 years and influenced American political culture in both positive and negative ways, McKenna shows. The germ of the patriotism, an activist theology that stressed collective rather than individual salvation, began in the late 1630s in New England and traveled across the continent, eventually becoming a national phenomenon. Today, American patriotism still reflects its origins in the seventeenth century. By encouraging cohesion in a nation of diverse peoples and inspiring social reform, American patriotism has sometimes been a force for good. But the book also uncovers a darker side of the nation's patriotism--a prejudice against the South in the nineteenth century, for example, and a tendency toward nativism and anti-Catholicism. Ironically, a great reversal has occurred, and today the most fervent believers in the Puritan narrative are the former "outsiders"--Catholics and Southerners. McKenna offers an interesting new perspective on patriotism's role throughout American history, and he concludes with trenchant thoughts on its role in the post-9/11 era.

Some Old Puritan Love-letters

Some Old Puritan Love-letters
John and Margaret Winthrop, 1618-1638

by John Winthrop

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1894
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Visible Saints

Visible Saints
The History of a Puritan Idea

by Prof. Edmund S. Morgan

  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release : 2017-06-28
  • Pages : 123
  • ISBN : 1787204685
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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While Morgan’s literary portfolio shows remarkable diversity, it is studded with works on Puritanism. “Visible Saints” further solidifies his reputation as a leading authority on this subject. An expanded version of his Anson G. Phelps Lectures of 1962 (presented at New York University), this slender volume, first published in 1963, focuses on the central issue of church membership. Morgan posits and develops a revisionary main thesis: the practice of basing membership upon a declaration of experiencing saving grace, or “conversion,” was first put into effect not in England, Holland, or Plymouth, as is commonly related, but in Massachusetts Bay Colony by non-separating Puritans. Characterized by stylistic grace and exegetic finesse, “Visible Saints” is another scholarly milestone in the “Millerian Age” of Puritan historiography. “Although he does not pretend to deal ‘exhaustively’ with the subject, Professor Morgan leaves few aspects untouched. Throughout, we are presented with thoughtful, original scholarship and with a skillful reinterpretation of a Puritan idea.”―New England Quarterly

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
A Book

by Edmund Sears Morgan

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN : 9780300101621
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Draws on Franklin's extensive writings to provide a portrait of the statesman, inventor, and Founding Father.

The Puritan Family

The Puritan Family
A Book

by Edmund S. Morgan

  • Publisher : Ravenio Books
  • Release : 1987-06
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
A Book

by R. B. Bernstein

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2003-09-04
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN : 0195169115
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A short biography of Thomas Jefferson covers such topics as his life as a Virginia gentleman, his passionate belief in democracy, his defense of slavery, his relationship with Sally Hemings, and his contributions to America as a writer, inventor, and party leader.