Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Were the Puritans misunderstood? (lecture)

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Why They Mattered: Not Nathaniel Hawthorne’s dour “Puritans” but a people of daring and ethical passion
Prof. David D. Hall
Dr. David D. Hall, Bartlett Research Professor at Harvard Divinity School and the Los Angeles Times Distinguished Fellow, draws upon his book A Reforming People: Puritanism and the Transformation of Public Life in New England in this free lecture and book signing. Reserve tickets online or call (800) 838-3006. Ahmanson Room, Brody Botanical Center
This lecture will eventually be available on iTunes. In the meantime, listen to Prof. Hall talk about New England history:
(CongLib/ Library Director Peggy Bendroth interviews Prof. David D. Hall on his book, A Reforming People on Puritanism. The conversation is divided into four sections: To begin with, What are Hall's reasons for writing this book, how did he put it together, what are the misconceptions around calling early Colonial New England a "theocracy."

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