Most remember the importance of the Puritans when it came to the founding of the American colonies. In fact, Alexis de Tocqueville, the French wrote that Puritanism was the very thing that provided a firm foundation for American democracy.
Puritans also have given us great theology. They gave us John Bunyan and his work Pilgrim's Progress. But don't stop there. Desiring God's blog recently provided a list of Puritans and their works. Check it out if you'd like to learn more both historically and spiritually!
Here's an example: