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Published: 24 July 2009

136 Pages | 12 ht,

4 3/8 X 6 7/8 inches

ISBN: 9780195334555

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Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction

Francis J. Bremer

Very Short Introductions

  • Offers a wealth of background on this key religious movement
  • Traces the shaping, triumph, and decline of the Puritan world, while also examining the role of religion in the shaping of American society and the role of the Puritan legacy in American history
  • Examines puritan theology, views on family and community, beliefs about the proper relationship between religion and public life, the limits of toleration, the balance between individual rights and one's obligation to others, and the extent to which public character should be shaped by private religious belief
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide

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