Taken from Thomas Brook's "Lives of the Puritans."
Historians regard the Puritan period as coming to an endin 1662.
Many seem to want to rewrite the history books to render the story ofthe Puritans to just a fading footnote to an old archaic history, one that isno longer relevant in the Enlightened and progressive Post-Christian era inwhich we now live.
John Winthrop and the Puritan dream of a shining'city upon a hill'.
They say that the Puritans came to , spread disease, trampledan idyllic and perfect native Indian society, and then died out when "theEnlightenment" came and mercifully liberated the West from its chains andthe religious superstition of the medieval era.
Puritanhistory is, in fact, an ongoing saga.
The Puritans were inclined to express their opinion quiteforcefully, even to the point of straining the social constraints of a rigidmonarchical English society.
Puritan history may come to a grandclimax during the coming years.
Tounderstand the Puritans we must get a clear picture of their spirit and theircharacter and get an accurate record of just how they impacted the people, thenation, and the world around them.
The Puritanofficial, the sergeant, and the officer areall wearing .
With a properunderstanding of Puritan history and what these people did in times past we canbegin to see what is happening today and why it is happening.