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Building a New Jerusalem: John Davenport, a Puritan in Three Worlds
John Davenport, who cofounded the colony of New Haven, has been neglected in studies that view early New England primarily from a Massachusetts viewpoint. Francis J. Bremer restores the clergyman toExpand
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John Winthrop: America's Forgotten Founding Father
The preeminent figure of early New England, John Winthrop was the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. More than anyone else, he shaped the culture of New England and his effort to createExpand
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Congregational Communion: Clerical Friendship in the Anglo-American Puritan Community, 1610-1692
In an in-depth exploration of the relationship between Puritans in England and New England in the 1640s, Bremer challenges the view that the colonists turned away from English Puritans in the 1640s,Expand
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Puritanism : Transatlantic Perspectives on a Seventeenth-Century Anglo-American Faith
Written by a leading expert on the Puritans, this brief, informative volume offers a wealth of background on this key religious movement. This book traces the shaping, triumph, and decline of theExpand
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The world of John Winthrop : essays on England and New England, 1588-1649
When John Winthrop, first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, emigrated from Stuart England to America, he and the colonists who accompanied him carried much of their culture with them. WrittenExpand
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“To Tell What God Hath Done for Thy Soul”: Puritan Spiritual Testimonies as Admission Tests and Means of Edification
  • F. Bremer
  • Sociology
  • The New England Quarterly
  • 30 October 2014
This essay revisits the importance of “conversion narratives” in New England puritanism, arguing that they were not widely used for admission to membership; instead, their primary function was toExpand
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Building New Jerusalem
  • F. Bremer
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The Hospital
  • 28 September 1918
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In Defense of Regicide: John Cotton on the Execution of Charles I
'' s TwING is beheaded! 0 dreadful Judgement!" John Brock's agitated notation in his memoirs captures the se se of surprise and shock shared by most New Englanders upon hearing of the execution ofExpand
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