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  • America Is Under Puritan Influence The Puritans
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    How America Is Under Puritan Influence The Puritans were a group of people who settled in New England in 1620. They went to America to be free to practice religion without being persecuted. The Puritan beliefs were similar to the Catholics. The difference was that the Puritans tried harder to enforce the Ten Commandments. Modern day America is influenced by the moral, ethical, and religious convictions of the Puritans. The Puritans had a democratic Church order. Which meant, when people wanted t...
  • Puritan Philosophy
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    When the Puritans moved to the New World they created a new society based upon perfect adherence to the strict and intolerant Puritan philosophy. However, the moral center of their universe could not hold because the people themselves although normally English, were blends of their European ancestries and the folk culture of generations before them. Puritan philosophy was rooted in the search for spiritual perfection. Witchcraft was viewed by Puritans as evidence of the man's spiritual weakness....
  • Pilgrims And Puritans
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    The Colonization Era was a time of new beginnings and the birth of many cultures into one new society (Lovelace 74). The first inhabitants were of European decent, seeking to escape religious persecution. The Pilgrims and Puritans came over to America with the desire for religious freedom. The Pilgrims had left the Anglican Church, seeing at as hopelessly corrupt. The Puritans had many of the same theological beliefs as the Pilgrims but sought to work within the State church. Suffering great per...
  • Clerical Leadership In The Dominant Puritan Colony
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    in the 17th century some Puritan groups separated from the Church of England. Among these were the Pilgrims, who in 1620 founded Plymouth Colony. Ten years later, under the auspices of the Massachusetts Bay Company, the first major Puritan migration to New England took place. The Puritans brought strong religious impulses to bear in all colonies north of Virginia, but New England was their stronghold, and the Congregationalist churches established there were able to perpetuate their viewpoint ab...
  • Quakers As Radical Puritans
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    Although they were victims of religious persecution in Europe, the Puritans supported the Old World theory that sanctioned it, the need for uniformity of religion in the state. Once in control in New England, they sought to break "the very neck of Schism and vile opinions". The "business" of the first settlers, a Puritan minister recalled in 1681, "was not Toleration, but [they] were professed enemies of it". Puritans expelled dissenters from their colonies, a fate that in 1636 befell Roger Will...
  • View Of Cromwell And The Puritans
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    There is definitely an association between John Knox and Oliver Cromwell. Knox, in his book The Reformation of Scotland, outlined the whole process without which the British model of government under Oliver Cromwell never would not have been possible. Yet Knox was more consistently covenantal in his thinking. He recognized that civil government is based on a covenant between the magistrate (or the representative or king) and the populace. His view was that when the magistrate defects from the co...
  • Great Majority Of Emigrants To New England
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    Religion in the New World exploded into the land with the colonization of thousands of immigrants. It played an important role in the development of thought in the West. Religion was one of the first concepts to spark the desires of people from other countries to emigrate to the new lands. While many religions blossomed on the American shores of the Atlantic, a basic structure held for most of them, being predominantly derived from Puritanism. Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement, s...
  • Puritan Community For Their Divergent Beliefs
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    In 1630, the Massachusetts Bay Company set sail to the New World in hope of reforming the Church of England. While crossing the Atlantic, John Winthrop, the puritan leader of the great migration, delivered perhaps the most famous sermon aboard the Arbella, entitled "A Model of Christian Charity". Winthrop's sermon gave hope to puritan immigrants to reform the Church of England and set an example for future immigrants. The Puritan's was a goal to get rid of the offensive features that Catholicism...
  • English Church
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    Describe the religious policies of England and France from 1603 to 1715. Why do you think rulers feared religious toleration so much? When discussing why the rulers feared religious toleration and how their fears affected what religious policies were enforced, one must first look at what events transpired through the years to get a full understanding of the word "stubbornness". During the early years, the English church was dividing into a conservative camp that wanted to retain the religious ce...
  • Puritans The Dichotomy Between Nature And Grace
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    When the 16th-century Reformation took place three distinct sectors of reformation developed: the German, the Swiss (including France) and the English. Of these three the weakest and least hopeful was the English. At first opposition was fierce. 277 Christian leaders were burned to death at the stake during the reign of Queen Mary. She earned the title 'Bloody Mary' during her reign from 1553 to 1558. Thankfully her reign was short. Yet it was out of the shed blood and burned ashes of the martyr...
  • Important Value Of The Puritans
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    Are We or Are We Not Are we or are we not That is the question. Does the current generation of Americans have the same values and morals of the Puritans of the 1600's Some would say yes and others would say no. This paper will show both sides of the argument. It will discuss whether or not we share the values of self-reliance and honesty like the Puritans treasured. This essay will discuss the importance of the family and home to the Puritans and compare that to today's standards. It will also d...
  • Anne Hutchinson To Banishment From The Colony
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    The General Court of the Massachusetts Bay colony sentenced Anne Hutchinson to banishment from the colony because they considered her a religious dissident. The charges against her were both vague and obscure. In reality, Mrs. Hutchinson represented a double threat for the government and the church of the colony. Her religious ideas challenged both the Puritan orthodoxy in New England, and the traditional role of women in Massachusetts' Puritan society. Although the New England Puritans believed...
  • Church Of England Back To Catholicism
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    The Puritan and Chesapeake Colonies The Puritan and Chesapeake colonies were populations who were vastly different, but also quite the same in many ways. Although the origins of both colonies lay in England, the differences between them surfaced and depicted distinctions as to why they left the motherland, their political ideologies, religion, family life, and even use of land. The Puritan's reasons for leaving England were centered upon one aspect; the need for religious freedom and escape from...
  • Part Of The Church Of England
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    During the great migration that spanned from 1630 to the early 1640's more than 16,000 Puritans arrived in Massachusetts many were from East Anglican, an area of northeast England. Many of the Puritan settlers came as whole families, sometimes as whole villages, leaving England in droves. The Puritans were rooted in the belief that to do the Lord's work they must set themselves as an example for all Christians, their first task being the establishment of "a city on a hill" much like the old test...
  • Schools In Puritan Colonies
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    Puritans were English Protestants who wished to reform and purify the Church of England of what they considered to be unacceptable remains of Roman Catholicism. In the 1620's leaders of the English state and church grew being heartless to Puritan demands. They insisted that the Puritans conform to religious practices that they hated, removing their ministers from office and threatening them with" extirpation from the earth" if they did not follow their rules. Passionate Puritan laymen received s...
  • Puritan Presence In Seventeenth Century Newfoundland
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    There has been a persistent historiographical tradition from the beginning of the nineteenth century that the earliest settlers of Newfoundland were Puritans who were guided religiously by dissenting ministers. Anspach, the Anglican missionary and schoolmaster in St. John's and Harbour Grace, wrote in his History of the Island of Newfoundland (1819): "A considerable colony, composed chiefly of Puritans, accompanied to Newfoundland Captain Edward Wynne, whom Sir George [Calvert] had sent with the...
  • Cotton's Church
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    Anne Hutchinson She was born as Anne Marbury in 1591 in Alford, England. Her father, Francis Marbury, was an official in a church in Cambridge. He was not content with the Church. He declared publicly that many of the church ministers were not fit to guide people's souls, and for that he was jailed for a year. Even so, he continued verbally attacking the Church, claiming that high church officials freely appointed whoever they wanted, and those people were not usually qualified for their positio...

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