http://puritans2018_legacy.eventbrite.com New Old South Church
645 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Date Idea, Lectures & Conferences
Many associate the Puritans with witch trials or shaming offenders with a scarlet letter. Although seventeenth century life was often harsh, the legacy of Massachusetts Puritans is more complex. People are often surprised to learn of the positive outcomes of the Puritan period, but they are numerous: democratic elections, public education, scientific inquiry, and business development are just a few.
Although seventeenth century life was indeed religiously focused, Mr. Kenney explains the Massachusetts Puritans’ more complex legacy in this powerful lecture. The moralistic Puritans obsessed over questions of good and evil, and their concerns may have planted the seeds for a culture of continuous reform.
An RSVP for this event is requested (at http://puritans2018_legacy.eventbrite.com) but not required.
About the event series
Every fall, in honor of the naming of Boston, the Partnership of Historic Bostons hosts a series of free events exploring an intriguing aspect of Puritan life. This year’s theme is From Theology to Commerce: the First Three Generations of 17th-century Boston.
To see a list of the entire series of FREE events, please visit http://historicbostons.eventbrite.com