Michael P. Winship is E. Merton Coulter Professor in the Department of History at the University of Georgia. He is the author of numerous books, including Godly Republicanism: Puritans, Pilgrims, and a City on a Hill. He lives in Athens, GA.
Hot Protestants is a fine work of scholarship, written in a gracefully understated style, and is among the fairest and most readable accounts of the glorious failure that was trans-Atlantic Puritanism. -Barton Swaim, Wall Street Journal The rise and fall of transatlantic puritanism is told through political, theological, and personal conflict in this exceptional history. . . . With a clear narrative tied together with helpful clarifications, Winship's cogent work nicely lays out the history of how puritans emerged from Protestantism. -Publishers Weekly, starred review Hold on to your hats. Michael Winship has written one of the finest and most challenging studies of early modern Puritanism-and this in a field replete with gifted scholars. -Jonathan Wright, Catholic Herald Michael P. Winship tells an ocean-spanning story with a light touch and an ear for compelling vignettes. -Alec Ryrie, BBC History Magazine A fresh retelling of the ups and downs of the Puritan movement in England and New England, a story conveyed through vignettes that capture its dynamics in unusually insightful ways. -David D. Hall, author of A Reforming People An important work by one of our leading scholars of puritanism, placing the movement in its proper Atlantic context and offering valuable insights in a way accessible to all readers. -Francis J. Bremer, author of First Founders A compelling read. This is the only genuinely trans-Atlantic history of puritanism, taking in the full sweep of the story from the 1540s to the 1690s. Throughout, Winship displays an unmatched command of the field, astute judgment, and independence of mind. Hot Protestants is a tremendous achievement. -John Coffey, author of Exodus and Liberation A long needed study of the transatlantic Puritan movement, knitting together its disparate elements into a coherent whole. Winship's mastery of the subject on both sides of the Atlantic is unparalleled, and his forceful account, told in vigorous and lucid prose, will remind readers why Puritanism had a powerful influence in shaping the modern world. -Mark A. Peterson, author of The Price of Redemption