Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Francis J. Bremer


Written via a number one specialist at the Puritans, this short, informative quantity bargains a wealth of heritage in this key non secular circulation. This publication strains the shaping, triumph, and decline of the Puritan global, whereas additionally studying the function of faith within the shaping of yank society and the function of the Puritan legacy in American background. Francis J. Bremer discusses the increase of Puritanism within the English Reformation, the fight of the reformers to purge what they considered because the corruptions of Roman Catholicism from the Elizabethan church, and the fight with the Stuart monarchs that ended in a quick Puritan triumph lower than Oliver Cromwell. It additionally examines the hassle of Puritans who left England to set up a godly country in the US. Bremer examines puritan theology, perspectives on family members and neighborhood, their ideals concerning the right dating among faith and public lifestyles, the bounds of toleration, the stability among person rights and one's legal responsibility to others, and the level to which public personality can be formed by way of deepest non secular belief.

About the sequence: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and elegance, Very brief Introductions supply an advent to a couple of life's best themes. Written by way of specialists for the newcomer, they reveal the best modern considering the principal difficulties and concerns in hundreds and hundreds of key issues, from philosophy to Freud, quantum concept to Islam.

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