This year’s Moderator, David Grimsted, continues his exploration of the Puritans: their history and their ideas about God. You can read the first part of David’s examination of Rev. Edward Taylor’s poetry here.
Taylor’s Tweedling Praise
Throughout his long career at Westport, Taylor wrote poetry to express his spiritual quests. After 1682, he regularly wrote “meditation poems” before celebrating communion. His common pattern was to present the way sin disrupts the human religious journey seeking wholeness:
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