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Puritan Self-Examination, Faith, and Conflict: A Post and a Poem

This post is a part of our “Faith in Revolution” series, which explores the ways that religious ideologies and communities shaped the revolutionary era. Check out the entire series. By Ray Ball Last semester I taught an online course on Tudor...
From: Age of Revolutions on 9 Mar 2020

MS Diaries Found

I have located the manuscripts of diaries written by fifteen Puritan Ministers spanning the periods indicated: Archer, Isaac of Mildenhall, Suffolk, 1659-1700 Bilby, William of Nottingham, 1714-1717 Chandler, Francis of Theydon Garnon, Essex, 1661-1666...
From: Dissenting Experience on 20 Aug 2018

Seeking Diaries

I am seeking the diaries of Puritan ministers from 1640 to 1715. Here is an extract from the diary of the preacher, John Westley of Whitchurch, Dorset, recorded as an ejected minister in Edmund Calamy’s A Continuation of the Account of the Ministers...
From: Dissenting Experience on 9 Aug 2018

New Journal: Studies in Puritanism

Studies in Puritanism, a new,  open access journal, has just been launched, About the journal: “The results of twentieth-century scholarship on Puritanism are diverse and deficient. In fact, it can...
From: Dissenting Experience on 10 Mar 2018

Sam FennApostle Spoons were usually made of silver and depicted...

Sam FennApostle Spoons were usually made of silver and depicted either one of the twelve apostles or Christ on the end of the handle. Whilst obviously decorative they were also intended to be used, perhaps for special occasions. There are examples of...

Laura SanghaThe 1559 Book of Common Prayer was one of the key...

Laura SanghaThe 1559 Book of Common Prayer was one of the key texts of the English Reformation. It provided detailed instructions for ministers about what church services should look and sound like, and dictated which passages of scripture were to be...

Canadian Exceptionalism is about Land and Resources

Rachel Bryant Canadian exceptionalism has emerged (or re-emerged) in the Trump/Brexit/Canada 150 era as a useful concept for scholars and journalists seeking to understand how Canadians and their institutions are (or are not) unique in hemispheric and...
From: Borealia on 10 Apr 2017

The Most Poignant Epitaph Ever

The Old Burying Point is a sacred site best visited in the winter, or the summer, or the spring, or anytime other than October when costume-clad tourists are not draped over the graves taking pictures of each other. I prefer winter, because the very gnarly...
From: streets of salem on 27 Jan 2016

All You Need to Know: Figgy Pudding

As I've posted before:The Puritans banned Christmas during the Interregnum (the period between the fall and execution of Charles I until the restoration of Charles II)--and didn't understand why people keep breaking the rules, steaming their puddings...

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