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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 3: the Puritan divines, 1620-1720 (search)
if not a good Christian. The native sweetness and humanity of Cotton's character, despite his rigid theocratic principles, comes out pleasantly when the great preacher is set over against the caustic lawyerminister and wit, Nathaniel Ward of Ipswich, author of the strange little book, The simple Cobbler of Aggawam, and chief compiler of the celebrated Body of liberties. Born nearly two-score years before Roger Williams, he was well advanced in his sixties when he set foot in the new world,l of the separate congregations by the ministerial association. For an account of the movement, see Walker's History of the Congregational churches in the United States, pp. 201-213. Seven years later John Wise, pastor of the second church of Ipswich, published his Churches quarrel Espoused, and in 1717, his Vindication of the New England churches. The two works were a democratic counterblast to the Presbyterian propaganda, and stirred the thought of the churches so effectively as to nullif