by Martyn Whittock
No one would ever call Donald Trump a Puritan. But the 17th century religious movement is a foundation of Trump's America.
SOURCE: Washington Post
In 1721, Boston’s colonists greeted Cotton Mather’s proposal with a terror that bordered on hysteria.
Review of James A. Warren's "God, War, and Providence: The Epic Struggle of Roger Williams and the Narragansetts against the Puritans of New England"
by Luther Spoehr
Roger Williams didn't just found Rhode Island. He worked to maintain peace in New England for almost 40 years.
Stacy Schiff taken to task for stereotyping the Puritans in her new book about the Salem Witchcraft Trials
She salts "her account of the trials with anachronisms that serve our prejudices."
SOURCE: Washington Monthly
by Jim Sleeper
What we can still learn from the Puritans.
SOURCE: The New Republic
by Peter Manseau
The anti-vaccine movement today is not solely a religious in character, but much of its rhetoric is identical to theological arguments made against inoculation more than three hundred years ago.
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