The Rise and Development of the Congregational Polity and Spirit in New England

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circa 1905-1906


This lecture covers the Mayflower Compact and the creation of a religious body politic -- the seed of New England Theocracy. It discusses the struggle to survive in the New World. The Plymouth Church was both conservative and liberal; it was very strict Calvinist, yet open to change and the possibility of new religious thinking.

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Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, history, Plymouth

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Lecture Five: The Pilgrim Church at Plymouth



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