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Description - Puritan Political Ideas by Edmund S. Morgan

In 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 Details

ISBN: 9780872206878
ISBN-10: 0872206874
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 9mm x 25mm)
Pages: 456
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Edmund S. Morgan

Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor Emeritus of History, Yale University.

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