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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 Fight Continues

The Fight Continues

(p.304) Chapter 19 The Fight Continues
Building a New Jerusalem

Francis J. Bremer

Yale University Press

This chapter explains that New England was attracting more individuals who did not share the orthodox puritan vision but were drawn to the region by burgeoning economic opportunities and other factors—though this was less so with New Haven. During the 1660s, John Davenport was driven by a desire to maintain the purity of the New England Way in the face of what he perceived as developments that would undermine the faith and practices established by the founders. He and his supporters made the argument that it had always been the policy of New Englanders to insist that individuals who were baptized as infants had to step forward on their own when they reached maturity if they were to have membership in their own right.

Keywords:   New England, puritan, Davenport, baptized, purity, New Haven

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