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Building a New Jerusalem

Francis J. Bremer


This book discusses John Davenport, cofounder of the colony of New Haven, who has been neglected in studies that view early New England primarily from a Massachusetts viewpoint. It restores the importance of clergyman by examining his crucial role as an advocate for religious reform in England and the Netherlands before his emigration, his engagement with an international community of scholars and clergy, and his significant contributions to colonial America. The author shows that Davenport was in many ways a remarkably progressive leader for his time, with a strong commitment to education for ... More

Keywords: John Davenport, New Haven, Massachusetts, religious reform, England, Netherlands, education, new science, democratic principles, Puritanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780300179132
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300179132.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francis J. Bremer, author