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The Long Life and Final Collapse of the Puritan Canopy

Mark A. Noll

in America's God

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195151114
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834532 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195151119.003.0003
 The Long Life and Final Collapse of the Puritan Canopy

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By 1750, a transition was beginning to take place in American Christianity. Americans began to replace traditional theology with public intellectual ideologies like republicanism and commonsense moral reasoning – views that had traditionally been seen as heterodox. This occurred in large parts because the traditional Puritan framework cracked and fragmented during the heated events of the colonial Great Awakening.

Keywords: Anne Hutchinson; commonwealth; Jonathan Edwards; Great Awakening; Half‐Way Covenant; New England; Puritanism; Reformed theology

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Subjects: Christianity

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