Lay Empowerment and the Development of Puritanism

  • Francis J. Bremer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 182-239

About this book


A study of the rise and decline of puritanism in England and New England that focuses on the role of godly men and women. It explores the role of family devotions, lay conferences, prophesying and other means by which the laity influenced puritan belief and practice, and the efforts of the clergy to reduce lay power in the seventeenth century.


Puritanism lay piety Congregationalism Puritan Revolution New England Way radical religion Anne Hutrchinson Baptists Quakers prophesying conventicles England Puritan puritan revolution puritanism reformation religion revolution seventeenth century

Authors and affiliations

  • Francis J. Bremer
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  1. 1.Millersville UniversityUSA

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