The Greatest Drama Ever Staged

Friday, 20 May 2016

“Missionary” is not the first word that comes to mind when one thinks of the Puritans. Keen disciples, passionate pastors, devotional writers, powerful preachers, precise theologians-yes. Radical revolutionaries and reformers, even. But not missionaries. The recent Cambridge Companion to Puritanism (Cambridge University Press, 2008), which features twenty in-depth studies by a stellar cast of the great and the good in Puritan studies today on a whole host of subjects related to Puritanism, has no chapter on their missionary endeavors nor even an index entry for “evangelism.” Yet as far as the Puritans themselves were concerned, all their efforts ...

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