"A welcome anthology through which to understand and teach the New England Puritans. Hall captures the full range of Puritan religious expression and helps the reader understand the complexity of Puritan thought and practice."--Philip F. Gura, University of North Carolina "One cannot imagine a better person to edit an anthology on American Puritanism than David D. Hall. The first comprehensive collection to approach Puritan writing primarily from a historical rather than a literary perspective, this book has, as one would expect, numerous virtues, not least of which is that it emphasizes Puritanism as a lived religion as opposed to a set of doctrines or moral postures."--Charles L. Cohen, University of Wisconsin-MadisonHall, David D. is the author of 'Puritans in the New World A Critical Anthology', published 2004 under ISBN 9780691114095 and ISBN 0691114099.