9780321478061

Puritan Dilemma The Story of John Winthrop (Library of American Biography Series), The

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321478061

  • ISBN10:

    0321478061

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/5/2006
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Award-wining historian Edmund Morgan relates the hardships and triumphs of the Puritan movement through this vivid account of its most influential leader, John Winthrop. This indispensable text follows Winthrop from when he caught the fever of Puritanism in England to the dilemma that still lingers in the air of Democracy today: what responsibility does a religious person owe to society?

Author Biography

Edmund S. Morgan's biography of John Winthrop follows the Puritans' most influential leader as he catches the fever of Puritanism in England, travels to the New World, and establishes himself as a central political figure and twelve-time governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Winthrop's struggles and accomplishments illuminate the puritan migration and the Puritans' attempts to build a new type of society in the New World. Winthrop and the Puritans faced a dilemma that is still pertinent today: what responsibility does a religious person owe to society?

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface ix
Author's Preface xi
The Taming of the Heart
1(14)
Evil and Declining Times
15(14)
A Shelter and a Hiding Place
29(12)
The Way to a New England
41(8)
Survival
49(14)
A Special Commission
63(14)
A Due Form of Government
77(16)
Leniency Rebuked
93(14)
Separatism Unleashed
107(18)
Seventeenth-Century Nihilism
125(20)
The New England Way
145(18)
New England or Old
163(10)
Foreign Affairs
173(20)
Study and Discussion Questions 193(8)
A Note on the Sources 201(6)
Index 207

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