SOURCE: The New Yorker
Jonathan Healey's "The Blazing World" insists on seeing the ideological and theological roots of revolt as drivers of insurgency.
SOURCE: The Baffler
by Ed Simon
Despite its repeated theorization, the political meaning of carnivals and the social inversions they temporarily enable remains hotly debated.
SOURCE: News Talk
Patrick Geoghegan talks all things Cromwell with a panel of historians.
by Tony Fels
The Massachusetts legislature recently exonerated Elizabeth Johnson, though her confession and conviction shows how "members of the Puritan communities of early Massachusetts could readily convince themselves that in some way or other, perhaps at a moment of weakness, they really had allowed Satan into their lives."
SOURCE: ABA Journal
Carrie LaPierre of North Andover turned a project on the legislative process into an amendment to the state budget bill. Elizabeth Johnson's 1693 conviction was finally overturned.
SOURCE: Religion Dispatches
by Peter Laarman
A minister and activist argues that the novelist and essayist's defense of the New England Puritans as prototypical human rights heroes ignores the very clear limits that historians have identified for Puritanism's conceptions of social belonging.
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