The Puritans on Independence


Polly Ha, Chief Editor

Jonathan D. Moore and Edda Frankot, Assistant Editors

John Morrill and Chad van Dixhoorn, Consulting Editors

Oxford University Press, November 2017

A critical edition of early modern manuscripts documenting puritan ecclesiastical & political thought. This edition makes available the earliest debates over independence in the English speaking world. Oxford University Press.

 “These manuscripts… are of very considerable historical significance.”

“[The] introduction is a tour de force of informed and original scholarship, and the transcription and annotation are the product of a prodigious amount of work.”

–Diarmaid MacCulloch, University of Oxford

“Our knowledge of these debates stands to be revolutionized by The Puritans on Independence.”

–David Como, Stanford University


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