Treasury of links to electronic
editions of primary documents pertaining to early American history (Rick
Lead article from Hans Rollman's on-line
journal on Anglicans
in Newfoundland & Labrador.
Rachel Buckingham argues that the Puritan
dissenter was persecuted more for violating female submissiveness than for
religious heterodoxy. Extensive quotes from primary sources.
Yale U. Law School posts texts of original
charters of all colonies & related documents.
Gov. William Bradford's eye-witness account of
the religious & political circumstances that led to English separatists'
pilgrimage to America in 1620 [Caleb Johnson's Mayflower
Increase Mather's 1693 treatise on possession
& witchcraft [posted by U of Virginia].
1733 contract that brought German
Schwenkfelders to America [posted by
Serve's curriculum guides to religious
issues with focus on Puritanism,
pluralism, the Church
of England, Women
& Family, & the American
Transcript of 1637 heresy trial of famous
Puritan [posted by
Progressive 1657 Long Island edict granting
religious liberty to Quakers, Jews & Muslims as children of Adam.
Phil Johnson coordinates web-archives devoted
to historically important theologians including Puritan divines, like Cotton
Mather. Links to the sources &
heirs of Puritan theology.
Mark Trigsted maintains the largest on-line
archive of the Massachusetts revivalist's sermons, theological
& scientific essays, ecclesiastical
& personal writings,
& collection of biographical
Text of 1649 legislation prescribing penalties
for religious offenses in the colony of Maryland.
Text of John Winthrop's 1630 shipboard sermon
to Puritan settlers of Boston (posted by Winthrop Society).
Philosophical dialog from 1644 work by Roger
1740 sermon by bishop of Oxford regarding the
need for missionary work among colonists & native Americans that sparked
influx of preachers, especially Methodists & Baptists, in the southern
colonies [posted by
1661 report to the bishop of London that led to
the founding of the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge and the
creation of circuit riders to reach colonists [posted by
E-archive of transcripts
& documents related to the Massachusetts witchcraft cases of
1648-1706 includes maps,
& George Lincoln Burr's collected
narratives (U of Virginia).
Sermons that sparked the Methodist revival
including several preached in the colonies (posted by Center
for Reformed Theology & Apologetics).
Captain John Smith's 1607 account of the
founding of the first English colony in America [posted by National Center for
Public Policy Research].
1609 declaration of faith illustrates
independent theological views of Baptist leader [Oxford
John Wesley outlines the development of the
Methodist society & its mission.
Robert Cushman's 1621 sermon to the
congregation of pilgrims at Plymouth MA [Caleb Johnhson's Mayflower
Text of Jonathan Edwards' 1741 sermon posted by
Internet Christian Library.