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Michael P. Winship

Early modern British North American and British religious history

Professor and E. Merton Coulter Chair
Ph.D. Cornell 1992

Office: 329 LeConte
Office Hours: MW - 2:30-3:30pm
Phone: (706) 542-2531

mwinship@uga.edu

Michael Winship's most recent book is Godly Republicanism: Puritans, Pilgrims, and Massachusetts' City on a Hill (Harvard UP, 2012), a Choice Academic Title of the Year for 2012. His other books include Seers of God: Puritan Providentialism in the Restoration and Early Enlightenment (Johns Hopkins UP, 1996), Making Heretics: Militant Protestantism and Free Grace in Massachusetts, 1636-1641 (Princeton UP, 2002), The Times and Trials of Anne Hutchinson: Puritans Divided (UP of Kansas, 2005) and, with Edward J. Larson, The Constitutional Convention: A Narrative History from the Notes of James Madison (Random House, 2005.) He is working on a history of English and American puritanism for Yale University Press.
Recent articles include "Freeborn (Puritan) Englishmen and Slavish Subjection: Popish Tyranny and Puritan Constitutionalism, c.1570-1606," English Historical Review 124 (2009), 1050-1074; "Algernon Sidney's Calvinist Republicanism," Journal of British Studies 49 (2010), 753-773; "Defining Puritanism in Restoration England: Richard Baxter and Others Respond to A Friendly Debate," Historical Journal 54 (2011), 689-715. A chapter on New England religion from the 1680s-1730s is in the three-volume Cambridge History of Religions in America (New York, 2012), and "'Anglicanism' in North America to 1662" will appear in the forthcoming five-volume Oxford History of Anglicanism.

Research and Teaching Interests

[Early America]
[Europe-Early Modern]
[Religion]

Selected Publications

Godly Republicanism: Puritans, Pilgrims, and the Making of Massachusetts' City on a Hill (Harvard University Press, 2012) Choice Academic Title of the Year 2012

"Defining Puritanism in Restoration England: Richard Baxter and Others Respond to A Friendly Debate," Historical Journal (2011)

"Algernon Sidney's Calvinist Republicanism," Journal of British Studies (2010)

"Freeborn (Puritan) Englishmen and Slavish Subjection: Popish Tyranny and Puritan Constitutionalism, c.1570-1606," English Historical Review (2009)

The Times and Trials of Anne Hutchinson: Puritans Divided (Kansas, 2005) More Info

The Constitutional Convention: A Narrative History from the Notes of James Madison (Random House, 2005) with Ed Larson More Info

Making Heretics: Militant Protestantism and Free Grace in Massachusetts, 1636-1641 (Princeton, 2002) More Info

Seers of God: Puritan Providentialism in the Restoration and Early Enlightenment (Johns Hopkins, 1996) More Info

Courses Taught

FRES1010: Freshman Seminar

HIST2111: U.S. History to 1865 [Syllabus]

HIST3060: Colonial and Revolutionary America [Syllabus]

HIST4115: Reacting to the Past in American History [Syllabus]

MA Theses Supervised

Jones, William Brent, "'That peace and brotherly love may abound': kinship and the changing character of church discipline in a southern Primitive Baptist church, 1814-1860" (2004)

Gibson, Michael Franklin, "The Ambiguities of Moderation: Influences on the Sermon Theology of William Brattle, 1696-1716" (1994)

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