The Puritans: A Transatlantic History (Paperback)

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A panoramic history of Puritanism in England, Scotland, and New England

This book is a sweeping transatlantic history of Puritanism from its emergence out of the religious tumult of Elizabethan England to its founding role in the story of America. Shedding critical light on the diverse forms of Puritan belief and practice in England, Scotland, and New England, David Hall describes the movement's deeply ambiguous triumph under Oliver Cromwell, its political demise with the Restoration of the English monarchy in 1660, and its perilous migration across the Atlantic to establish a "perfect reformation" in the New World. This monumental book traces how Puritanism was a catalyst for profound cultural changes in the early modern Atlantic world, opening the door for other dissenter groups such as the Baptists and the Quakers, and leaving its enduring mark on religion in America.

About the Author

David D. Hall is professor emeritus of American religious history at Harvard Divinity School. His books include A Reforming People: Puritanism and the Transformation of Public Life in New England.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780691203379
ISBN-10: 0691203377
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: April 6th, 2021
Pages: 528
Language: English