There’s no better time to re-examine the legacy of the Puritans than on the Thanksgiving holiday, which is so closely associated with the Pilgrim’s exodus to America in 1621. With that in mind, here are a few resources for understanding the worldview that Max Weber called a “worldly asceticism.”
- “Eat, Drink, and Relax: Think the Pilgrims would frown on today’s football-tossing, turkey-gobbling Thanksgiving festivities? Maybe not.” Christian History & Biography.
- “History and Theology of the Puritans.” The Shepherd’s Scrapbook (links to a 16-part series on puritanism by J. I. Packer).
- Worldly Saints: The Puritans as They Really Were, by Leland Ryken.
- Meet the Puritans, by Joel R. Beeke and Randal Peterson.