Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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 New England Puritans
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New England Puritans and Islam

Date: 17th/18th centuries

Original Language: English


New England Puritans were concerned with the ‘religion of Mahomet’ for a variety of reasons. Beyond the fact that it was, along with Catholicism, an archetype for all false religion, they wrote and spoke about Islam in relation to three primary themes: eschatology, captivity, and deism. The first saw Islam as an ideological threat predicted …

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Leo, R.A., “ New England Puritans”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>

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