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

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Yale University Press
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6.2 X 9.3 X 1.3 inches | 1.65 pounds

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About the Author
Francis J. Bremer is professor of history emeritus, Millersville University of Pennsylvania. He has been a fellow at Oxford and Cambridge Universities in England and at Trinity College, Dublin. He is the author of Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction and a biography of John Winthrop.
"To anyone who thinks that Massachusetts Bay equals 'New England, ' I say: read this book. To anyone who thinks that John Davenport was unimportant, I say: read this book. You will be enlightened by Francis Bremer's compelling study of a man who profoundly influenced New England's early religious and secular history."--Mary Beth Norton, author of In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692--Mary Beth Norton
"Frank Bremer has written a richly detailed biography of a major figure that retrieves his career on both sides of the Atlantic and throws a fresh light on theology, the making of the Congregational Way, and the building of New England institutions. Anyone interested in the seventeenth-century Anglo-American world can learn from this impressive book."--David D. Hall, Harvard Divinity School--David Hall

"No one is better qualified than Francis Bremer to excavate the memory of an almost-forgotten pioneer of the first English colonies in North America. The principal founder of an American New Jerusalem, Davenport exhibited a peculiar mixture of obstinate high principle and determination to seek peace and unity which deserves honoring, particularly in an age of American religion which is just as highly politically-charged as his own."--Diarmaid MacCulloch, author of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

--Diarmaid MacCulloch
This, in short, is a book that anyone interested in Puritanism on either side of the Atlantic would buy and have to read.--Peter Lake, Vanderbilt University --Peter Lake
Shortlisted for the 2012 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association, Reading the West Book Awards in the Adult Nonfiction category.--2012 Reading the West Book Awards "Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association" (4/2/2013 12:00:00 AM)
Finalist for the 2013 New England Society Book Awards in the Nonfiction category.--Book Award "New England Society" (4/2/2013 12:00:00 AM)