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Published: 27 June 2002

304 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195152876

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Tenacious of Their Liberties

The Congregationalists in Colonial Massachusetts

James F. Cooper, Jr.

Religion in America

This study approaches the Puritan experience from the perspective of the pew rather than the pulpit. For the past decade, Cooper has immersed himself in local Massachusetts manuscript church records. From these previously untapped documents, he brings forth forgotten events and personages in a book that both challenges exisiting models of church hierarchy and offers a new understanding of the origins of New England democracy.