"The Puritan Dilemma: The Story of John Winthrop"
Critique of Morgan's autobiography of John Winthrop and his life as a Puritan.
# 53977 | 1,500 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2004 |
Published on Dec 07, 2004 in History (U.S. American Society, 1640-1750) , History (U.S. Colonization of North America) , Religion and Theology (Christianity) , English (Analysis)
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This paper summarizes and reviews Edmund S. Morgan's book on Puritan life in America, the dilemma faced by Puritans, and in particular, the book's subject John Winthrop, concerning the question of what responsibility a righteous man owes to society. The paper then compares this dilemma with political dilemmas that America has wrestled with from its inception.
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