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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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Nonconformity

Nonconformity

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(p.100) Chapter 7 Nonconformity
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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/9780300179132.003.0008

This chapter explains that as early as 1629, John Davenport had asked that his investment in the Massachusetts Bay Company be not indicated in the charter because of his concern about the bishop's reaction. In writing about the conference in a biography of Cotton composed shortly after that clergyman's death, John Norton included an account of the conference written by Davenport. Throughout his life, Davenport believed that God's grace could lead him to further enlightenment. While he pursued for himself what at a given time he considered the truth, he never adopted the rigid certitude in his own judgment that characterized many of his peers.

Keywords:   John Davenport, investment, Massachusetts Bay Company, charter, Cotton, John Norton

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