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The Rise of Puritanism {Or, the Way to the New Jerusalem as set forth in Pulpit and Press from Thomas Cartwright to John Lilburne and John Milton, 1570-1643} William Haller

The Rise of Puritanism {Or, the Way to the New Jerusalem as set forth in Pulpit and Press from Thomas Cartwright to John Lilburne and John Milton, 1570-1643}

William Haller

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The studies which have led to this book were first prompted by a desire to understand the place of Miltons Areopagitica in its own time. I came to the opinion that one could not justly understand Milton at any point in his career withoutMoreThe studies which have led to this book were first prompted by a desire to understand the place of Miltons Areopagitica in its own time. I came to the opinion that one could not justly understand Milton at any point in his career without understanding his relation to Puritanism, and that one could not understand Puritanism without knowledge of the teachings of the Puritan pulpit.I therefore turned to the sermons, popular expositions of doctrine, spiritual biographies and manuals of godly behavior in which Puritan preachers ever since the early days of Elizabeth had been telling the people what they must do to be saved.The result of my reading is not…a history of all phases of the movement which led to the Puritan Revolution, but a sketch of Puritan propaganda before 1643. -- from the PrefaceA book of rare maturity and wealth, yielding much for the interpretation of English and also American religion and life.-- Robert Hastings Nichols, ChristendomWe have here a vast amount of once vital and for long dead issues revitalized, so that these stout old controversialists seem to plead and thunder once more from their pulpits. The subject is treated in as entertaining a manner as is consistent with its gravity.-- Samuel C. Chew, New York Herald Tribune Book Review