Puritan Political Ideas
Edited by Edmund S. Morgan
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Puritan Political Ideas by Edmund S. Morgan
Book DescriptionIn this unique collection, noted historian Edmund Morgan focuses upon three ideas that lay at the root of Puritan political theory and have had a continuing significance in our history: calling, covenant, and the separate spheres of church and state. The selections show the origin of these ideas in the writings of the early English Puritans before the colonization of America, in seventeenth century New England, and finally in new contexts in the eighteenth century. One may read these documents as primary sources of Puritan thought per se, as sources of American intellectual history, or as sources of a political theory that flowered in the early years of the new constitutional republic. --from the Foreword
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780872206878
(215mm x 9mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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"A wise, humane and beautifully written book."-Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal
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Reveals Benjamin Franklin's human side, his tastes and habits, his enthusiasms, and his devotion to democracy and the people of the United States. Drawing on life-long research in the vast Franklin archives, this book includes lesser-known writings that offer insights into this founding father's thinking.
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Author Biography - Edmund S. Morgan
Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor Emeritus of History, Yale University.
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