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The Puritans came to New England not merely to save their souls but to establish a visible kingdo I read this wonderful examination of what life was like for typical Puritan family in the 1600s as research for a novel I m writing Actually I reread it I read it for the first time when I was in college But it was every bit as interesting and eye opening as when I read it over thirty years ago Also I loved seeing what I had underlined then The Puritans were considerably randy than we give them credit for today

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Desire of the Puritans to be socially virtuous and their wish to force social virtue upon others This is the best text I have read about the Puritans so far Although short every page is packed with meaningful evidence and conclusions Mr Morgan shares my approach to history that one of the historian s primary duties is to investigate the uncomfortable cultural differences of the past until they are no longer strange Puritan society appears rigid and fanatical to our modern eyes but hidden beneath the surface is a culture of courage hope and selfless ideals

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M of God a society where outward conduct would be according to God's laws This book discusses the I found this book absolutely Amazing Edmund Morgan does a great job of showing the puritans and the heart behind what they did and why they lived the way they did It showed a people that endeavoured to live to the glory of God and have God reign supreme in their relations to one another I particularly liked how he Morgan showed the puritans view of Slavery This is a very touchy topic especially concerning the puritans because of how they are heralded as the gold standard of life and living in relation to GodThe two lessons I walked away with are firstly that God created life with a hierarchy not in the sense of power and domineering but in the sense of responsibility and duty This is seen throughout all creation and the puritans were very big on this It is the duty of those placed above to guide love andor protect those below because that is the example of Scripture The Christian should honour this hierarchy and glorify God as he relates to others The second that it is very easy to create idols and in the example of the puritans it is easy to turn the principle into tradition and make it the be all and end all Morgan showed this very well in the final chapter on Puritan Tribalism We must learn from history


10 thoughts on “The Puritan Family

  1. says:

    I read this wonderful examination of what life was like for typical Puritan family in the 1600s as research for a novel I'm writing A

  2. says:

    I am hesitant to comment too much on this book because my knowledge of this period of history is weak I still found it very fascinating The most notable thing from the history section was that reuired obedience can lead to reuited affection The Puritans were strict and hard in many places But their letters to each other demonstrat

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    This book won't suit everyone especially anyone not particularly interested in this aspect of American history which is the reason I gave it 4 rather than 5 stars But if you are interested at all this is a book to read It is a shortish book 186 pp divided into seven chapters 1 Puritanism and Society; 2 Husband a

  4. says:

    I found this book absolutely Amazing Edmund Morgan does a great job of showing the puritans and the heart behind what they did and why they lived the way they did It showed a people that endeavoured to live to the glory of God and have God reign supreme in their relations to one another I particularly liked how he Morgan showed the puritans view of Slavery This is a very touchy topic especially concerning the

  5. says:

    This is a low key book sympathetic to its subject matter as many books about the Puritans are not I found it useful for explanations of a number of things about the Puritans' conception of the family which I had not known; it dovetailed nicely withEntertaining Satan Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England in clarifying certain aspects of Puritan communities

  6. says:

    A very interesting look into another world the Puritans took uite seriously the idea that the household is basic to human society

  7. says:

    Rich in historical challenges and warnings The Puritans got a lot right and much wrong The last chapter “Puritan Tribalism” describes their loss of evangelistic zeal; sobering stuff

  8. says:

    This is the best text I have read about the Puritans so far Although short every page is packed with meaningful evidence and conclusions Mr Morgan shares my approach to history that one of the historian's primary

  9. says:

    This was too dry to be a good read The title was fascinating to me the contents were not

  10. says:

    Excellent; it explains so much about the modern American Evangelical community as well as what would become the philosophical basis for America itself