Lay Empowerment and the Development of Puritanism
Author: Bremer, Francis
Pub Date: 31/01/2019
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A study of the rise and decline of puritanism in England and New England that focuses on the role of godly men and women. It explores the role of family devotions, lay conferences, prophesying and other means by which the laity influenced puritan belief and practice, and the efforts of the clergy to reduce lay power in the seventeenth century.