Building a New Jerusalem: John Davenport, a Puritan in Three Worlds

Building a New Jerusalem: John Davenport, a Puritan in Three Worlds

Francis J. Bremer


John Davenport, who cofounded the colony of recent Haven, has been overlooked in reports that view early New England basically from a Massachusetts viewpoint. Francis J. Bremer restores the clergyman to significance via studying Davenport’s crucial role as an recommend for spiritual reform in England and the Netherlands prior to his emigration, his engagement with a global neighborhood of students and clergy, and his major contributions to colonial America. Bremer exhibits that he used to be in lots of methods a remarkably innovative chief for his time, with a robust dedication to schooling for either men and women, a colourful curiosity in new technology, and a commitment to upholding democratic ideas in church buildings at a time whilst many different Puritan priests have been emphasizing the facility in their place of work specially else.

Bremer’s enlightening and obtainable biography of an immense determine in New England background offers a different point of view at the seventeenth-century transatlantic Puritan movement.

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