Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Providence College
Website URL
Colonial America, Religion, Politics, Long Reformation, Toleration, Martyrdom, Puritans, Quakers, Baptists, Legal Culture, Devotional Culture
Additional Contact Information
On leave 2017-2018

Personal Info

About Me

Adrian Chastain Weimer is a historian of colonial America and early modern religion and politics. Her first book, Martyrs’ Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England (Oxford, 2011) explores how puritans, Baptists, and Quakers imagined themselves within historical narratives of persecution, especially the stories in John Foxe’s “Book of Martyrs.” She is currently writing a book on the resistance movements of the 1660s, when puritan colonists creatively worked to protect local institutions from the demands of the newly restored Stuart monarchy. Other interests include toleration and the contributions of religious minorities to colonial American thought and political culture; and colonial religious practices surrounding affliction and trauma.

Recent Publications

“Elizabeth Hooton and the Lived Politics of Toleration in Massachusetts Bay” (William & Mary Quarterly, 2017)

“Huguenot Refugees and the Meaning of Charity in Early New England” (Church History, 2017)

“From Human Suffering to Divine Friendship: Meat out of the Eater and Devotional Reading in Early New England” (Early American Literature, 2016)

“Affliction and the Stony Heart in Early New England,” in Puritanism and Emotion in the Early Modern World (Palgrave, 2016)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
North America, England
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
3, 6
Expertise by Topic
Politics, Rebellion & Revolution, Religion