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Making Heretics: Militant Protestantism and Free Grace in Massachusetts 1636-1641 (Hardback)

Michael P. Winship

Edité par Princeton University Press, United States, 2002
ISBN 10: 0691089434 / ISBN 13: 9780691089430
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Titre : Making Heretics: Militant Protestantism and ...

Éditeur : Princeton University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2002

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

Edition : New..

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Making Heretics is a major new narrative of the famous Massachusetts disputes of the late 1630s misleadingly labeled the antinomian controversy by later historians. Drawing on an unprecedented range of sources, Michael Winship fundamentally recasts these interlocked religious and political struggles as a complex ongoing interaction of personalities and personal agendas and as a succession of short-term events with cumulative results. Previously neglected figures like Sir Henry Vane and John Wheelwright assume leading roles in the processes that nearly ended Massachusetts, while more familiar hot Protestants like John Cotton and Anne Hutchinson are relocated in larger frameworks. The book features a striking portrayal of the minister Thomas Shepard as an angry heresy-hunting militant, helping to set the volatile terms on which the disputes were conducted and keeping the flames of contention stoked even as he ostensibly attempted to quell them. The first book-length treatment in forty years, Making Heretics locates its story in rich contexts, ranging from ministerial quarrels and negotiations over fine but bitterly contested theological points to the shadowy worlds of orthodox and unorthodox lay piety, and from the transatlantic struggles over the Massachusetts Bay Company s charter to the fraught apocalyptic geopolitics of the Reformation itself. An object study in the ways that puritanism generated, managed, and failed to manage diversity, Making Heretics carries its account on into England in the 1640s and 1650s and helps explain the differing fortunes of puritanism in the Old and New Worlds. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780691089430

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Making Heretics is a major new narrative of the famous Massachusetts disputes of the late 1630s misleadingly labeled the "antinomian controversy" by later historians. Drawing on an unprecedented range of sources, Michael Winship fundamentally recasts these interlocked religious and political struggles as a complex ongoing interaction of personalities and personal agendas and as a succession of short-term events with cumulative results.


Previously neglected figures like Sir Henry Vane and John Wheelwright assume leading roles in the processes that nearly ended Massachusetts, while more familiar "hot Protestants" like John Cotton and Anne Hutchinson are relocated in larger frameworks. The book features a striking portrayal of the minister Thomas Shepard as an angry heresy-hunting militant, helping to set the volatile terms on which the disputes were conducted and keeping the flames of contention stoked even as he ostensibly attempted to quell them.


The first book-length treatment in forty years, Making Heretics locates its story in rich contexts, ranging from ministerial quarrels and negotiations over fine but bitterly contested theological points to the shadowy worlds of orthodox and unorthodox lay piety, and from the transatlantic struggles over the Massachusetts Bay Company's charter to the fraught apocalyptic geopolitics of the Reformation itself. An object study in the ways that puritanism generated, managed, and failed to manage diversity, Making Heretics carries its account on into England in the 1640s and 1650s and helps explain the differing fortunes of puritanism in the Old and New Worlds.


Critique: "A major and refreshingly original study. . . . A remarkable portrait of how Puritanism generated and attempted and finally failed to control divergence from orthodoxy." --Iain S. Maclean, James Madison University, Religious Studies Review

"A fresh account of the famous battle between the conservative and moderate leaders of the first generation of New England Puritanism . . . and more radical proponents of free grace . . . [a] highly readable book." --Amanda Porterfield, University of Wyoming, Catholic Historical Review

"Will stand as the most complete and authoritative account for many years to come . . . a page turner . . . a truly impressive contribution." --Evan Haefeli, Tufts University, Reviews in American History

"Moves with clarity and ease through extremely complex theological and political issues, and the narrative reconstruction of the controversy is very convincing . . . a must-read." --Mark A. Peterson, University of Iowa, American Historical Review

"No one . . . will be able to rest comfortable with received generalizations after reading this important volume." --Stephen J. Stein, Indiana University, Journal of American History

"Truism after truism falters before his gaze . . . carefully grounded in the sources." --David D. Hall, Harvard University, Harvard Theological Review

"A fresh account of the famous battle between the conservative and moderate leaders of the first generation of New England Puritanism . . . and more radical proponents of free grace. . . . [A] highly readable book." --Amanda Porterfield, University of Wyoming, Catholic Historical Review

"Will stand as the most complete and authoritative account for many years to come. . . . [A] page turner. . . . [A] truly impressive contribution." --Evan Haefeli, Tufts University, Reviews in American History

"Moves with clarity and ease through extremely complex theological and political issues, and the narrative reconstruction of the controversy is very convincing. . . . [A] must-read." --Mark A, Peterson, University of Iowa, American Historical Review

"Truism after truism falters before his gaze. . . . [C]arefully grounded in the sources." --David D. Hall, Harvard University, Harvard Theological Review

"Winship has made a notable contribution to the religious history of colonial America." --W. Clark Gilpin, History of Religions

"An original and important new study. . . . [A] tightly conceived and compelling contribution to the field." --Konstantin Dierks, Seventeenth-Century News

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