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The Protestant Interest: New England After Puritanism

Thomas S. Kidd


During the early eighteenth century, colonial New England witnessed the end of Puritanism and the emergence of a revivalist religious movement that culminated in the evangelical awakenings of the 1740s. This book explores the religious history of New England during the period and offers new reasons for this change in cultural identity. After England's Glorious Revolution, New Englanders abandoned their previous hostility toward Britain, viewing it as the chosen leader in the Protestant fight against world Catholicism. They also imagined themselves as part of an international Protestant communi ... More

Keywords: colonial New England, Puritanism, evangelicalism, Glorious Revolution, Protestantism, Catholicism, pan-Protestantism, revivalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780300104219
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300104219.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas S. Kidd, author