As he completes his term as Moderator, David Grimsted concludes his exploration of the Puritans: their history and their ideas about God.
Of Plymouth Plantation
Plymouth Colony was both a part of and apart from early new England Puritanism. Its leaders were all Separatist-Congregationalists. Yet it strongly supported freedom of religion, with respect and aid for all groups and even for the “respectable” with little or no religion.
William Bradford, who led the colony for most of its first 26 years,