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Calvinism and American National Identity

David Little

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

Samuel P. Huntington argued that American national identity was and still is profoundly influenced by what he called Anglo-Protestant culture. He attributed the major part of that influence to ... More


The Lineage of Separatist Suffering

Adrian Chastain Weimer

in Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199743117
eISBN:
9780199918744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743117.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 2 focuses on the intensely martyr-based identity of the Separatist communities in England, the Netherlands, and Plymouth Colony. It addresses how these radical Protestants dealt with the ... More


Transatlantic Confusion

Hunter Powell

in The Crisis of British Protestantism: Church Power in the Puritan Revolution, 1638-44

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096341
eISBN:
9781781708811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096341.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

John Cotton was widely regarded as one of the brightest and most influential puritans of his day. A lack of understanding of his unique polity (along with a casual use of the wrong sources) has ... More


John Cotton and the ‘Best Reformed Churches’

Hunter Powell

in The Crisis of British Protestantism: Church Power in the Puritan Revolution, 1638-44

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096341
eISBN:
9781781708811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096341.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Using John Cotton as our starting point, we begin to analyse how his unique view of congregationalism was received outside of England. In doing so, we see that the polity of John Cotton and the ... More


Nature and Desire in Seventeenth-Century Puritanism

Belden C. Lane

in Ravished by Beauty: The Surprising Legacy of Reformed Spirituality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755080
eISBN:
9780199894956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755080.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In seventeenth-century Puritanism, on both sides of the Atlantic, the importance of stirring and channeling holy desire was central to the spirituality inherited from John Calvin. The Puritans ... More


Vectors of Dissent

Cristobal Silva

in Miraculous Plagues: An Epidemiology of Early New England Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199743476
eISBN:
9780199896868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743476.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This chapter examines the epistemological and linguistic stakes of the Antinomian controversy to uncover the representational practices of epidemiology in political and theological contexts. After ... More


Building Bensalem at Massachusetts Bay: The Search For Solomon’s Adamic Wisdom

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

in Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199998142
eISBN:
9780199382415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998142.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 4 documents the influence of Francis Bacon, Comenius, and the new science on colonial aspirations to the intellectual perfections enjoyed by Adam and partially restored by Solomon. John ... More


Love of the Brethren and the Antinomian Controversy

Abram C. Van Engen

in Sympathetic Puritans: Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early New England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199379637
eISBN:
9780199379651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379637.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that a theological “love of the brethren” lay at the heart of the Antinomian Controversy in New England. The crisis did not, as many have asserted, pit moral discipline against ... More


Introduction: Why John Davenport?

Francis J. Bremer

in Building a New Jerusalem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179132
eISBN:
9780300188851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179132.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter outlines how John Davenport, as a clergyman in England, labored for two decades to unite Protestants at home and abroad in focusing on the tasks necessary to bring men to God. Along the ... More


Typologizing the Jew: The Judeo-Centric Foundations of America’s Covenantal Vocation

Robert O. Smith

in More Desired than Our Owne Salvation: The Roots of Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199993246
eISBN:
9780199346394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993246.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how the Judeo-centric tradition of prophecy interpretation informed negotiations of ‘American’ identity among English subjects in the New World, specifically the Puritan ... More


The English Seventeenth Century in Colonial America: The Cultural Diaspora of English Republican Ideas

David Walker

in Locating the English Diaspora, 1500-2010

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318191
eISBN:
9781846317712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317712.003
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter examines the cultural Diaspora of English republican ideas in colonial America during the seventeenth century. It provides a historical survey which highlights the influence English ... More


The Quinnipiac Jerusalem

Francis J. Bremer

in Building a New Jerusalem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179132
eISBN:
9780300188851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179132.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how John Davenport's Profession repays examination both for what it suggests regarding the type of statement expected of those who wished to join the church and as a statement ... More


Introduction

Hunter Powell

in The Crisis of British Protestantism: Church Power in the Puritan Revolution, 1638-44

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096341
eISBN:
9781781708811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096341.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter introduces the reader to the various religious and political parties in the Puritan revolution. The standard storyline of the Westminster assembly described as an ecclesiological warfare ... More


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