In the wake of so many controversies, there arose one more for the Puritan Oligarchy. This was in their wheelhouse and presumably should have been a slam dunk. It wasn't. The missionary efforts of The United Colonies, led by John Eliot, was marred with political intrigue and disappointing results. The records, the sentiments from those who were there, and the numeric results are a testimony not to doctrine, but to approach. Sometimes, the old adage really is true, "It's not what you say, but how you say it." In this two-part episode, we'll measure the efforts of John Eliot on the backdrop of Thomas Mayhew's work on Martha's Vineyard and the political activity of the Magistrates.
Written and Narrated by Jeff Nichols
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