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Puritan Vision of Church and Commonwealth: Visiting Fellow Presentation By John Simons

  • Thursday, June 29, 2017
  • 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
  • Meeter Center

Join us in the Meeter Center for a free public presentation by visiting fellow John Simons: "The Puritan Vision for Church and Commonwealth in Connecticut and New Haven (1638-1665)."

The puritans who founded the colonies of Connecticut and New Haven sought to create commonwealths where the churches could fulfill their role of calling members of their society to salvation and sanctification. They hoped that their church reforms would lead to a more godly society. In order to pursue this goal the magistrates created laws to support the role of the church and to protect the church and ministers from undue attack.



John Simons, Ph.D. student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, holds a Meeter Center Student Fellowship.

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Meeter Center, fourth floor of Hekman Library

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