Wednesday, February 21, 2007

A Scholar Dispels Puritan Myths ...

This may strike some as a random post, but I just recently remembered a very interesting article I ran across before my days here with the Conventicle. It's an interview with Yale professor and Jonathan Edwards expert Harry Stout that appeared in Christianity Today back in 2001. I think now's as good a time as any to refer interested readers to the online version.
Who were the real Puritans? And why did "Puritan" become a derogatory label? In what ways have the Puritans shaped what we believe and how we live today? To answer these questions, Christian History editors Kevin Miller and Mark Galli talked with Dr. Harry S. Stout, Jonathan Edwards Professor of American Christianity at Yale University. Dr. Stout is the author of The New England Soul: Preaching and Religious Culture in Colonial New England (Oxford, 1986) ...
Read the rest of "The Puritans Behind the Myths" here ...

1 comment:

Chris Coleman said...

Is it just me, or does the new "Coventicle" logo look a lot like a well known and cursed American Baseball Team?

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/chc/images/ fan_forum/1280x1024_wallpaper_08.jpg

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