Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanking the Puritans on Thanksgiving

Peter Augustine Lawler--Dana Professor of Government at Berry College--writes on why we should thank God for the Puritans, what they taught us, and what we've lost from their example, in this new essay. Here's the opening paragraph:
Who should we thank on Thanksgiving, as we count our blessings? A complete list, beginning with God Himself, is far above my pay grade. But if we begin at least very near the beginning, we should thank those who gave us Thanksgiving — the Pilgrims or Puritans — for all they have given us.