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The life of John Davenport, who co-founded the colony of New Haven, has long been overshadowed by his reputation as the most draconian of all Puritan leaders in New England - a reputation he earned due to his opposition to many of the changes that were transforming New England in the post-Restoration era. In this first biography of Davenport, Francis J. Bremer shows that he was in many ways actually a remarkably progressive leader for his time, with a strong commitment to education for both women and men, a vibrant interest in new science, and a dedication to promoting and upholding democratic principles in his congregation at a time when many other Puritan clergymen were emphasizing the power of their office above all else. Bremer's enlightening and accessible biography of an important figure in New England history provides a unique perspective on the seventeenth-century transatlantic Puritan movement.
|Utgitt||2012||Forfatter||Francis J. Bremer|
Yale University Press
|Antall sider||432||Dimensjoner||15,6cm x 23,5cm x 3,3cm|
|Vekt||748 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||History of the Americas, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, Biography: religious & spiritual, Calvinist, Reformed & Presbyterian Churches|