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“Matters of Present Utility”: John Winthrop, Jr., the Royal Society, and the Politics of Intelligence in Restoration New England

Walter W. Woodward

in Prospero's America: John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemy, and the Creation of New England Culture, 1606-1676

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833018
eISBN:
9781469603070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895931_woodward.13
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes how John Winthrop, Jr. had achieved an international reputation as an alchemist by the time he became governor of Connecticut in 1657. During his travels to Europe he had met ... More


“God's Secret”: John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemical Healing, and the Medical Culture of Early New England

Walter W. Woodward

in Prospero's America: John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemy, and the Creation of New England Culture, 1606-1676

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833018
eISBN:
9781469603070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895931_woodward.11
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes Jonathan Brewster's concern that news of his discovery of the “Elixer, fitt for Medicine, and healing of all maladyes” would bring a throng of people to his remote woodland ... More


Which Man's Land? Conflict and Competition in Pequot Country

Walter W. Woodward

in Prospero's America: John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemy, and the Creation of New England Culture, 1606-1676

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833018
eISBN:
9781469603070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895931_woodward.9
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on the two conflicts that surfaced with explosive force in New England in 1637, which reverberated with particular impact on John Winthrop, Jr.'s new plantation in the mid-1640s. ... More


Performances of Martyrdom in the Antinomian Controversy

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/9780199743117.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 3 examines the rhetoric of emigration and the first major threat to Congregationalists’ identity as the true, persecuted church, the Antinomians. It asks how and why both sides of the ... More


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


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


The Republic of Alchemy and the Pansophic Moment

Walter W. Woodward

in Prospero's America: John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemy, and the Creation of New England Culture, 1606-1676

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833018
eISBN:
9781469603070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895931_woodward.7
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes how John Winthrop, Jr. began a career of colonial leadership that would see him become one of the most important figures in all English America. Twenty-five years old and the ... More


Three Foundational Documents and Their Indelibility

Michael T. Gilmore

in Surface and Depth: The Quest for Legibility in American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157765
eISBN:
9780199787784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157765.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter investigates three of the foundational texts of American culture: John Winthrop’s Model of Christian Charity, William Penn’s plan for the city of Philadelphia, and Thomas Jeffersons ... More


Founding a New London

Walter W. Woodward

in Prospero's America: John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemy, and the Creation of New England Culture, 1606-1676

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833018
eISBN:
9781469603070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895931_woodward.8
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes how John Winthrop, Jr. returned to New England in 1643 filled with a sense of possibility. Inspired by the alchemical contacts he had made in England and in Europe, Winthrop ... More


John Winthrop: A Divinely Sanctioned, Practically Circumscribed Colony

Justin B. Litke

in Twilight of the Republic: Empire and Exceptionalism in the American Political Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142203
eISBN:
9780813142234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142203.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

John Winthrop's simile that that Massachusetts Bay Colony would be as a “city on a hill” is said to be the locus classicus of claims to imperial American exceptionalism. But this account rests on a ... More


Prospero's America: John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemy, and the Creation of New England Culture, 1606-1676

Walter W. Woodward

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833018
eISBN:
9781469603070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895931_woodward
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book examines the transfer of alchemical culture to America by John Winthrop, Jr., one of English colonization's early giants. Winthrop participated in a pan-European network of natural ... More


New England Epidemiology

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/9780199743476.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the epidemics that devastated Native American populations between 1616 and 1619—those same epidemics that John Winthrop called a “miraculous plague” sent by God to depopulate ... More


Puritan Immunology

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/9780199743476.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This chapter examines the effects of epidemics on Early American bodies during the middle third of the seventeenth century. It argues that demographic changes in New England led to increasingly ... More


Abandoned and Adopted in a New World

Carol J. Singley

in Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199779390
eISBN:
9780199895106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779390.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The early Puritans ambivalently left England, the mother country, portraying themselves as abandoned orphans. Sustained by the belief that they were chosen people, they also emulated ... More


Puritan Sympathy

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/9780199379637.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that from the late sixteenth century into the early seventeenth century Puritans built on the work of Christian humanists and Continental Reformers to transform sympathy from a ... More


‘Consumed out of the good land’: George A. Romero's horror of the 1970s

Linnie Blake

in The Wounds of Nations: Horror Cinema, Historical Trauma and National Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075933
eISBN:
9781781700914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075933.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter opens with a discussion of John Winthrop, Governor of New England, who delivered a rousing sermon entitled A Model of Christian Charity. Winthrop outlined the hopes and fears of the ... More


Introduction

Walter W. Woodward

in Prospero's America: John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemy, and the Creation of New England Culture, 1606-1676

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833018
eISBN:
9781469603070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895931_woodward.5
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book begins with the life of John Winthrop, Jr., and how it exemplifies the physical and intellectual links that spanned the Atlantic. Governor of Connecticut and son of the founding governor of ... More


‘The Rose of Sharon’: The English and the Peace of Christendom

D.H. Robinson

in The Idea of Europe and the Origins of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198862925
eISBN:
9780191895432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862925.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, History of Ideas

This chapter explores metropolitan and colonial English thinking about England’s place in Europe from the Reformation of the sixteenth century to the Glorious Revolution of 1688, including the ... More


Palimpsest: Reading John Winthrop through the Morrison Trilogy

Justine Tally

in Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460193
eISBN:
9781626740419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460193.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

John Winthrop’s famous sermon delivered on the Arbella in 1630 , “A Model of Christian Charity,” is a call to all Christians to follow Biblical ordinance, all the while insisting that both the Law of ... 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


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