Heavenly Merchandize

The New Secular Puritan Covenant

Thanksgiving brings back memories for Americans of the Pilgrims and Puritans, carrying out their “errand into the wilderness” to build a “city on a hill,” surviving that first bleak Massachusetts winter of 1620-21. As a kid, I remember that cutting out Puritan hats from black construction paper and taping them to the school windows was [...]

Historian says market economy is a cultural creation

A particular kind of market-driven capitalism is at the root of America's success as a world economy and it was shaped and promoted by Puritans in Boston, according to church historian, Mark Valeri.Valeri's new book, Heavenly Merchandize is an attempt to answer the question of how a people "who loathed market principles birthed a modern [...]

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