12. The Demise of Puritanism

By Michael Reeves

In this series, we have unfolded the English Reformation politically and theologically with all its advancements and setbacks. We have also witnessed the rise of Puritanism with its desire to further reform the Reformation. After seeing Puritanism at its greatest strength, we encountered the beginning of its demise starting with the restoration of Charles II and the persecution that resulted.

In this lesson, beginning with the persecution of John Bunyan, Dr. Reeves develops further the “iron fist” that strangled Puritanism to death historically. But as we bring this final message to a close, we are still left with the crucial question, “Has Puritanism, and the Reformation with it, truly come to an end?”

This series is provided courtesy of Ligonier Ministries. The associated DVD, Video/Audio Downloads and Study Guide are available to purchase from the Ligonier Ministries website.

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