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Building a New Jerusalem$
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Francis J. Bremer

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780300179132

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300179132.001.0001

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Introduction: Why John Davenport?

Introduction: Why John Davenport?

(p.1) Introduction: Why John Davenport?
Building a New Jerusalem

Francis J. Bremer

Yale University Press

This chapter outlines how John Davenport, as a clergyman in England, labored for two decades to unite Protestants at home and abroad in focusing on the tasks necessary to bring men to God. Along the Quinnipiac River, he crafted a town that was designed to evoke in its citizens the responsibilities involved in striving for biblical perfection. The life and career of Davenport are filled with drama and stories that evoke human interest, but his biography also opens an unparalleled window onto his times and onto the transatlantic puritan movement of the seventeenth century. Because he long outlived his more famous contemporaries such as John Winthrop and John Cotton, his life, more than theirs, allows us to better understand not only the unity but also the diversity of New England puritanism, and to see how the puritan experiment evolved and changed over the course of the seventeenth century.

Keywords:   John Davenport, Protestants, Quinnipiac River, John Winthrop, John Cotton, puritanism

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