Author Talk, Public Program The Puritans: A Transatlantic History registration required 22 January 2020.Wednesday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM There is a pre-talk reception at 5:30. David Hall, Harvard University There is a $10 per person fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members or EBT cardholders). Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Winter_2020/Hall_The_Puritans_cropped.jpg

David Hall presents a sweeping transatlantic history of Puritanism from its emergence out of the religious tumult of Elizabethan England to its founding role in the story of America. Shedding new light on the diverse forms of Puritan belief and practice in England, Scotland, and New England, Hall provides a multifaceted account of a cultural movement that judged the Protestant reforms of Elizabeth’s reign to be unfinished. Hall describes the movement’s deeply ambiguous triumph under Oliver Cromwell, its political demise with the Restoration of the English monarchy in 1660, and its perilous migration across the Atlantic to establish a “perfect reformation” in the New World.

 

 

 

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