Puritans and Catholics in the Trans-Atlantic World 1600-1800

Gribben, C. and Spurlock, R. S. (Eds.) (2015) Puritans and Catholics in the Trans-Atlantic World 1600-1800. Series: Christianities in the trans-Atlantic world, 1500–1800. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137368973

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Abstract

For many English puritans, the new world represented new opportunities for the reification of reformation, if not a site within which they might begin to experience the conditions of the millennium itself. For many Irish Catholics, by contrast, the new world became associated with the experience of defeat, forced transportation, indentured service, cultural and religious loss. And yet, as the chapters in this volume demonstrate, the Atlantic experience of puritans and Catholics could be much less bifurcated than some of the established scholarly narratives have suggested: puritans and Catholics could co-exist within the same trans-Atlantic families; Catholics could prosper, just as puritans could experience financial decline; and Catholics and puritans could adopt, and exchange, similar kinds of belief structures and practical arrangements, even to the extent of being mistaken for each other. This volume investigates the history of Puritans and Catholics in the Atlantic world, 1600-1800.

Item Type:Edited Books
Keywords:Puritan, trans-Atlantic, Catholic, Theology, Church History, New England, Jamaica, early modern
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Spurlock, Professor Scott
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Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BT Doctrinal Theology
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
E History America > E11 America (General)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:9781137368973
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