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The Puritan tradition in America, 1620-1730.

Author: Alden T Vaughan
Publisher: Columbia, University of South Carolina Press [1972]
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alden T Vaughan
ISBN: 087249263X 9780872492639
OCLC Number: 348250
Description: xxviii, 348 pages 24 cm
Contents: I. Uprooting --
1. Emergence of a Puritan faction --
A. Puritans and parliament / John Field and Thomas Wilcox --
B. Puritans and the king / Anonymous --
2. Emergence of Puritan theology / William Ames --
3. Puritanism curbed / The Court of High Commission --
4. Reasons for forsaking England --
A. General considerations / John Winthrop --
B. Particular considerations / John Winthrop --
5. Harried out of the land / Thomas Shepard --
II. First footholds in New England --
6. Plymouth plantation --
A. Pilgrim exodus / William Bradford --
B. Survival and success / Edward Winslow --
7. Genesis of the Bay Colony --
A. Creation of the Massachusetts Bay Company / The Charter of 1629 --
B. Transfer of the charter / The Cambridge Agreement --
C. Problems of settlement / Thomas Dudley --
8. Puritanism and the great migration / Thomas Tillam --
9. God's favors to New England / Anonymous --
III. The New England way --
10. Setting up the Churches of Christ / Edward Johnson --
11. Forms of public worship --
A. Church services / Thomas Lechford --
B. Puritan preaching / Thomas Hooker and Henry Wolcott --
12. Conversion experience / Thomas Shepard --
13. Church polity --
A. Principles of Congregationalism / The Cambridge Platform --
B. Problems of baptism and membership / The Synod of 1662 --
14. Faith of the Puritan / The Synod of 1679-1680 --
IV. The proper ordering of society --
15. Theoretical foundations --
A. General and particular callings / William Perkins --
B. "A modell of Christian charity" / John Winthrop --
16. Political order --
A. Boundaries of church and state / John Cotton --
B. Evolution of government / Israel Stoughton --
C. Format of a new colony / The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut --
D. Fundamentals of law / Laws and Liberties of Massachusetts --
17. Economic order --
A. A breach of economic ethics / John Winthrop --
B. Apologia / Robert Keayne --
18. Social order --
A. Social restrictions / The Governments of New England --
"The well-ordered family" / Benjamin Wadsworth --
19. Microcosm : the Puritan village / William Pynchon [and others] --
V. Troublers in Zion --
20. Puritan theory of exclusion / John Cotton v. Richard Saltonstall --
21. Morton of Merrymount / William Bradford [and others] --
22. Defection in the clergy / John Winthrop --
23. Defection in the laity / Thomas Welde --
24. A challenge to Puritan political control / Robert Child [and others] --
25. Baptists / John Clarke --
26. Quakers / The General Court of New Haven --
VI. Propagating the heritage --
27. Schools in the wilderness --
A. Schools ordered / The General Court of Massachusetts --
B. Schools established / The Town of Dorchester, Massachusetts --
C. Schoolbooks / The New England Primer --
28. Collegiate education --
A. Founding of Harvard / Anonymous --
B. Laws, liberties, and orders of Harvard / The Board of Overseers --
C. A second Puritan college / The Trustees of the Collegiate School --
29. Uses of history and biography --
A. An elegy on John Cotton / John Norton --
B. Life of Theophilus Eaton / Cotton Mather --
30. Attempts to Puritanize the heathen --
A. Eliot among the Indians / Anonymous --
B. "The negro Christianized" / Cotton Mather --
VII. Attitudes toward the natural and supernatural --
31. Remarkable salvations / Cotton Mather --
32. Wonders of the invisible world --
A. Trial of a witch / The Essex County Court --
B. Retraction / The General Court of Massachusetts --
33. Wonders of the human body --
A. In defense of inoculation / Increase Mather --
B. "The angel of Bethesda" / Cotton Mather --
34. Wonders of the celestial world / Thomas Robie --
VII. The erosion of Puritan hegemony --
35. Growth of factionalism / John Woodbridge, Jr. --
36. God's controversy with New England / The Synod of 1679-1680 --
37. Encroachments from England --
A. Report on Massachusetts / Edward Randolph --
B. The dominion of New England / Anonymous --
C. A new constitution / The Charter of 1691 --
38. New directions in Puritanism --
A. New definitions / Solomon Stoddard --
B. New congregations / The Battle Street Church --
C. New organizations / The Saybrook Platform --
39. Retrospect / Thomas Prince.
Responsibility: Edited by Alden T. Vaughan.

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