Building a New Jerusalem: John Davenport, a Puritan in Three Worlds

Building a New Jerusalem: John Davenport, a Puritan in Three Worlds

Francis J. Bremer


John Davenport, who cofounded the colony of latest Haven, has been ignored in reviews that view early New England basically from a Massachusetts viewpoint. Francis J. Bremer restores the clergyman to significance by way of studying Davenport’s crucial role as an suggest for spiritual reform in England and the Netherlands earlier than his emigration, his engagement with a global neighborhood of students and clergy, and his major contributions to colonial America. Bremer exhibits that he was once in lots of methods a remarkably revolutionary chief for his time, with a robust dedication to schooling for either men and women, a colourful curiosity in new technology, and a commitment to upholding democratic rules in church buildings at a time whilst many different Puritan priests have been emphasizing the ability in their workplace specifically else.

Bremer’s enlightening and obtainable biography of an incredible determine in New England historical past presents a different viewpoint at the seventeenth-century transatlantic Puritan movement.

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