The American Converts Database

Conversion of John Speen to Puritanism

Dublin Core

Title

Conversion of John Speen to Puritanism

Creator

Chapman, Emma

Source

The Eliot Tracts: With Letters from John Eliot to Thomas Thorowgood and Richard Baxter. Edited with an Introduction by Michael P. Clark. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2003.

Contributor

Chapman, Emma

Conversion Item Type Metadata

Type of conversion

Conversion between religion

Origin religion

Destination religion

Date of conversion

1659

Description

It seems that John Speen had been taught Christianity for at least two years by the time he made his confession and probably long before that. He said that he prayed because the English were taking people's land and he thought by praying he could keep his. He also says he wanted to forsake his sins after his brother (who became a leader instead of him) died.

Biographical Quotation

"Now this Baptism I desire, and not to receive the signe in vain: I desire to purge out evill thoughts, and therefore I confess these sins before God, that they may be purged, and I desire the spirit of God may dwell in me for ever, to turn me to Christ." John Speen's Confession in The Eliot Tracts, 389.

Bibliography

The Eliot Tracts: With Letters from John Eliot to Thomas Thorowgood and Richard Baxter. Edited with an Introduction by Michael P. Clark. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2003.

Citation

Chapman, Emma, “Conversion of John Speen to Puritanism,” The American Converts Database, accessed September 20, 2018, http://americanconverts.org/items/show/907.

Item Relations

This item has no relations.