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Hartford Puritanism: Thomas Hooker, Samuel Stone, and Their Terrifying God

Baird Tipson


Although their statues grace downtown Hartford, Connecticut, few tourists understand how the founding ministers of Hartford’s First Church, Thomas Hooker and Samuel Stone (after whose English birthplace the city is named), carried a distinctive version of Puritanism to the Connecticut wilderness. Shaped by Protestant interpretations of the writings of St. Augustine, and largely developed during the ministers’ years at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and as “godly” lecturers in English parish churches, Hartford’s church order diverged in significant ways from its counterpart in the churches of the ... More

Keywords: Puritanism, Thomas Hooker, predestination, Augustine, scientia media, Samuel Stone, godly, Whole Body of Divinity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190212520
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212520.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Baird Tipson, author
Gettysburg College