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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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The Hague and Rotterdam

The Hague and Rotterdam

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(p.130) Chapter 9 The Hague and Rotterdam
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Building a New Jerusalem
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Francis J. Bremer

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300179132.003.0010

This chapter explains why John Davenport hoped to preach in Rotterdam in the place of William Ames. At the time when Davenport was there, it was the second largest city in the Netherlands, eclipsed only by Amsterdam. The reorganization of the Rotterdam church was not an isolated incident, but rather reflected a growing tendency among some puritans to emphasize congregational formation and authority. Davenport shared leadership of the group that was planning to emigrate to New England with Theophilus Eaton, who would be his ally throughout the first decades of New Haven. Though both Davenport and Eaton had invested in the Massachusetts Bay Company and had been active in its affairs from the start, it is likely that they intended to settle on the lands claimed by Davenport's friend Viscount Saye and Sele.

Keywords:   John Davenport, Rotterdam, reorganization, New Haven, New England

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