Early New England
A Covenanted Society
By (author) David A. Weir
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Early New England by David A. Weir
Book DescriptionUnmatched in the breadth of its scope, this study takes into account all of the surviving covenants in all of the New England colonies. Weir's comprehensive survey of seventeenth-century covenants leads to a more complex picture of early New England than what emerges from looking at only a few famous civil covenants like the Mayflower Compact. His work shows covenant theology being transformed into a covenantal vision for society but also reveals the stress and strains on church-state relationships that eventually led to more secularized colonial governments in eighteenth-century New England. He concludes that New England colonial society was much more "English" and much less "American" than has often been thought, and that the New England colonies substantially mirrored religious and social change in Old England.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780802813527
(229mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David A. Weir
Origins of the Federal Theology in Sixteenth-century Reformation Thought, Hardback (March 1990)» View all books by David A. Weir
The prelapsarian covenant idea in Reformed theology is studied in this book, from its first use by Zacharias Ursinus in 1562 to its full development in 1590. Besides its origins, the implications of the Federal theology for Reformed thinking and other theological areas are made clear.
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Author Biography - David A. Weir
David A. Weir is professor of history at Nyack College in New York. His other book is The Origins of the Federal Theology in Sixteenth-Century Reformation Thought.
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