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
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.