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Hartford PuritanismThomas Hooker, Samuel Stone, and Their Terrifying God$
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Baird Tipson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190212520

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212520.001.0001

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Preaching the Gospel in Chelmsford and Hartford

Preaching the Gospel in Chelmsford and Hartford

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(p.218) 8 Preaching the Gospel in Chelmsford and Hartford
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Hartford Puritanism
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Baird Tipson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212520.003.0008

Consciously modeling his preaching on that of John Rogers of Dedham, Hooker developed a dramatic style that drew large audiences and quickly made him a celebrity. “Civil” believers, confident that their faithful attendance at the worship services of their parish church would earn them God’s favor, found the ground cut out from under their false security. Hooker deliberately polarized his hearers; if they did not place God at the center of their lives by following the exact ways of the godly, they were no better than thieves and prostitutes. His chief rhetorical weapon was terror; God would punish sinners with hellfire and damnation in the next life as well as plague and Roman Catholic invasion in this one.

Keywords:   John Rogers, polarize, preaching terror, hellfire and damnation, plague

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