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Puritans, New England, Theological doctrines, Seventeenth century, Constitutional institutions, Covenants, Church and state, Sin
This Article explores briefly the constitutional ideas and institutions of seventeenth-century Puritan New England. It analyzes the constitutional ideas that the Puritans derived from their theological doctrines of covenant, church and state, and sin, and it examines the forms and functions of political and ecclesiastical government they devised in implementation of these ideas.
Emory Law Journal
John Witte Jr., How to Govern a City on a Hill: The Early Puritan Contribution to American Constitutionalism, 39 EMORY L. J. 41 (1990).
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