''Young, fierce, progressive intellectuals, very fashionable and up-to-date.'' Could C.S. Lewis have been describing the seventeenth-century Puritans? Surprise! The dour modern stereotype is entirely wrong, and Ryken marshalls abundant evidence to prove it. His even-handed portrait points out both the faults and the virtues of Puritanism in its English and American contexts. This readable book is excellent introduction to the Puritans and their writings. 304 pages, paper from Zondervan.