The Puritan Lawyer and the Baptist Preacher

Nicholas P. Miller

in The Religious Roots of the First Amendment

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199858361
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949724 | DOI:
The Puritan Lawyer and the Baptist Preacher

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This chapter shows the parallel paths towards disestablishment taken by certain establishment puritans as well as Baptist outsiders. It shows how dissenting Protestantism began to influence the establishment and magisterial mainstream versions of Protestantism. It discusses how ideas of Calvinist theocracy become leavened with Anabaptist/Baptist impulses, resulting eventually in full disestablishment within New England.

Keywords: Puritans; baptists; new england; halfway covenant; new lights

Chapter.  9918 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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