Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sarah Vowell - daming the Puritans with faint praise

The Puritans were born before the Enlightenment, so they weren't enlightened. But it bothers me when people write them off as stupid. As a writer, I'm charmed by their love of words, literature, education. To them, theology wasn't some kind of gut-level gobbledygook, it was set in a framework of real learning.

from here

For a more accurate view of the Puritans - take a look here.

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