17th and 18th century literature puritan writers who was involved john smith william bradford john milton john bunyon john dryden alexandrer pope. Genres early literature written by puritans in america often appeared as first person narratives in the form of journals and diaries early american colonists wrote. Fire and ice: puritan and reformed contains most of the documents on fire and ice thirteen letters from one of the most spiritual writers ever.
American authors project search puritans believed in diaries and histories were the most plentiful type of puritan writing, and writers usually focused on. The puritans were english reformed protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries who sought to purify the church of england from its catholic practices. Puritan library books, online (286 mb) by samuel clarke (lives of puritans) treatise on the lord's a prolific preacher and writer the true doctrine of.
John milton, anne bradstreet, cotton mather and william bradford were famous puritan writers john milton was a 17th-century poet most known for the epic. The puritan writers truly believed in the sufficiency of scripture for life and godliness if you read the puritans regularly.
Some characteristics of puritan literature are: limited atonement, original sin, irresistible grace and unconditional election a puritan writer's main. The puritans were originally members of a group of english protestants seeking purity, further reforms or even separation from the established church, during the.