The Cambridge Companion to Puritanism
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Cambridge Companion to Puritanism by John Coffey
Book Description'Puritan' was originally a term of contempt, and 'Puritanism' has often been stereotyped by critics and admirers alike. As a distinctive and particularly intense variety of early modern Reformed Protestantism, it was a product of acute tensions within the post-Reformation Church of England. But it was never monolithic or purely oppositional, and its impact reverberated far beyond seventeenth-century England and New England. This Companion broadens our understanding of Puritanism, showing how students and scholars might engage with it from new angles and uncover the surprising diversity that fermented beneath its surface. The book explores issues of gender, literature, politics and popular culture in addition to addressing the Puritans' core concerns such as theology and devotional praxis, and coverage extends to Irish, Welsh, Scottish and European versions of Puritanism as well as to English and American practice. It challenges readers to re-evaluate this crucial tradition within its wider social, cultural, political and religious contexts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521860888
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Coffey
Heart Religion, Hardback (June 2016)
A collection of ten essays on the phenomenon of evangelical piety most closely associated with the Evangelical Revival of the 1730s and 1740s. The essays ask whether the 'religion of the heart' predated the Revival and look at a range of possible influences.
Exodus and Liberation, Hardback (May 2014)
Tracing a series of political crises in Anglo-American history from the sixteenth-century Reformation to the Civil Rights Movement, Coffey excavates the history of deliverance politics testifying to the powerful political appeal of the Exodus, the Jubilee and the biblical language of liberty.
Cambridge Companion to Puritanism, Paperback (October 2008)
This Companion views Puritanism from new angles and reveals the surprising diversity that fermented beneath its surface.
Politics, Religion and the British Revolutions, Paperback (May 2002)» View all books by John Coffey
An intellectual biography of the Scottish theologian and political theorist Samuel Rutherford (1600-61).
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Author Biography - John Coffey
John Coffey is Reader in Early Modern History at the University of Leicester. His publications include John Godwin and the Puritan Revolution: Religion and Intellectual Change in Seventeenth-Century England (2006) and Politics, Religion and the British Revolutions: The Mind of Samuel Rutherford (1997, 2002). Paul C. H. Lim is Assistant Professor of Reformation History at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. He is author of In Pursuit of Purity, Unity and Liberty: Richard Baxter's Puritan Ecclesiology in its Seventeenth-Century Context (2004).
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