Christian Humanism and the Puritan Social Order (1)

I begin here a series of posts on Margo Todd’s 1987 book, Christian Humanism and the Puritan Social Order. The book is a corrective on the (still popular) scholarship of the 1960s and 1970s. The text below includes her thesis. If puritans were a self-conscious community of zealous religious reformers, they were also possessed of …