Hoshauer, "The Puritan Revolution
and the Law of Contracts," Texas Wesleyan Law Review (forthcoming), who draw attention to William Ames, Conscience with the Power and Cases Thereof (1639), 4.
88) And Franco Moretti boldly links Shakespeare's role-playing kings to the mid-seventeenth-century Puritan revolution
, saying that tragedies and history plays "[h]aving deconsecrated the king," it became "possible to decapitate him.
The resistance of dissident preachers and pamphleteers to these proceedings took the form of the defense that "no man is bound to accuse himself," and received its most articulate exposition from the Levellers, whose ideas furnished the intellectual bulwark of the Puritan Revolution
After all, Reformed Protestantism was supposed to have been discredited by the Civil Wars and Interregnum, by the Puritan Revolution
, and while the Reformed faith might survive among some of the Dissenting churchmen, the Reformed divinity and its adherents were supposed to have been purged from the restored episcopalian church by the Act of Uniformity in 1662.
The Quaker movement grew out of the Puritan revolution
of the 1650s with its suspicion of enjoyment, laughter and natural behaviour.
As Milton's career evolved in its middle phase from poetry to pamphleteering in support of the Puritan revolution
, he shifted ground radically, enthusiastically embracing the dynamic model, applying it not to commodities but to the open marketplace of ideas.
The bloody civil war and the regicide that arose out of the seventeenth-century breakdown in communication is reason enough for thinking people of all disciplines and all philosophical stripes in our era to learn the lessons of the Puritan revolution
, and Puritanism and Its Discontents has much to offer toward that end.
Moreover, while Goodwin's Arminianism and religious toleration became hallmarks of late-seventeenth century Anglican latitudinarianism, Coffey is careful to portray the pastor in the historical context of the Puritan Revolution