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  • Indians And The English Puritans
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    American History 19 October 2001 King Philip's War: An Exercise In Failure In 1675, the Algonquian Indians rose up in fury against the Puritan Colonists, sparking a violent conflict that engulfed all of Southern New England. From this conflict ensued the most merciless and blood stricken war in American history, tearing flesh from the Puritan doctrine, revealing deep down the bright and incisive fact that anger and violence brings man to a Godless level when faced with the threat of pain and tot...
  • Puritanism
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    Puritans- Who Were They and What Are They Doing in My Kitchen Puritans are indeed among us in society. They are in our drug stores, our laundromats, and yes, our kitchens. They are purists. Puritans want to make society a dull place where everyone works hard and no one has too much fun. Although they think they know what is good for everybody, their way of life not only disagrees with modern society; it contradicts itself. The Puritan movement began in England in the 1500's (Puritanism World Boo...
  • Puritans Prosper
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    The Puritans Conflict Between Divine Approval and Prosperity You probably are not sensible of this; you find you are kept out of hell, but do not see the hand of God in it; but look at other things, as the good state of your bodily constitution, your care of your own life, the means you use for your own preservation. But indeed these things nothing; if god should withdraw His hand, they would avail no more to keep you from falling, than the thin air to hold up a person that is suspended in it. -...
  • 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....
  • Edwards View Of God
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    If one were to study the idea of Puritan thought through only the reading of these three works of Jonathan Edwards, one could probably gather a good idea of the inner workings of the Puritan mind. These three works do well to disclose to the reader the inner and outer workings of Jonathan Edwards. The Personal Narrative displays to the reader Jonathan Edwards' view of himself as he progressed through life, and the ideals and the things that were most valuable to him, and the things that were a h...
  • Ways Of The Puritan Justice System
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    Justice Systems In The Puritan Societies Justice systems have changed greatly over the years. In the Puritan justice system, much has been improved. In 1692, in the town of Salem, many people lose their lives or are punished unfairly due to their justice system. Justice to Puritans really is not justice at all; it is a quick fix to a complicated problem. In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, the Puritan justice system is poorly illustrated due to the lack of evidence in trials, church influence in go...
  • Puritan People
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    Historic Essay Many people only have ideas as to what the puritans were really like. Most people think they were just an overly serious, narrow minded group of people. In some cases this is true, but over all they weren't. Nathaniel Hawthorne proves this point in his novel "The Scarlet Letter". His characters are dynamic, in the sense that they all share a common and even persecuting faith yet still find time to be individuals with out letting go of that faith. The puritans were a group composed...
  • Strict Puritan Code
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    Hester Pyrene is a Puritan woman that thinks that her husband is dead or lost at sea. She has a love affair with Dimmesdale that no one knows about but themselves. Hester is ridiculed for it because she has a baby resulting from it, however nothing is done to Dimmesdale by his fellow Puritans because no one knows that he took part in the affair and is the baby's father. The Puritans show their disapproval of Hester by doing a variety of things like spreading rumors, out casting her, and even sew...
  • Congregational Puritans Winthrop
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    Puritan life is probably one of the biggest paradoxes known to man theoretically. In practice is doesn't seem like such an absurd notion. There are certain things that may lead someone into confusion over the way that Puritan life was conducted. One of these things is the object of holiness. This means that only certain members are allowed into the Puritan life after proving themselves holy. Another object that may cause confusion is the idea of enjoying oneself in Puritan life. Recreation did o...
  • Just And Moral Life Unlike The Puritan
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    The Puritan Family Edmund S. Morgan's The Puritan Family displays a multifaceted view of the various aspects of Puritan life. In this book, we, the audience, see into the Puritans' lives and are thereby forced to reflect upon our own. The Puritan beliefs and practices were complicated and rather 'snobbish,' as seen in The Puritan Family. The Puritans were 'Christians,' in that they believed in Jesus Christ yet some may argue that they did not lead 'Christian' lives. These fanatics seemed to obse...
  • Demos's Tudy Of The Family And Community
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    Colonial America BookNotes John Putnam Demos (1937-) A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony NY: Oxford UP, 1970. xvi + 201 p. Ill. : 15 photos (btw. 108-09). Appendix: demographic tables (191-94). Bibliographical footnotes, index (195-201). ISBN: 0195128907 (1999 ed.) Thesis:' A familie is a little Church, and a little commonwealth, at least a lively representation thereof, whereby tri all may be made of such as are fit for any place of authoritie, or of subjection in Church or co...
  • Puritans Relationship With The Native Americans
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    Puritan ideas on religion and Native Americans The Puritan belief structure was built around the idea of treating one another as brothers, loving one another and having compassion. The Puritans also believed everyone should be virtuous to one another. The Puritans themselves did not treat the Native Americans this way. The Puritans look at themselves as the better group of people. It did not matter who someone was or what type of skin color one had, if one did not have the same beliefs as the Pu...
  • Puritan Communities
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    Essay #1 Although New England and the Chesapeake regions were settled largely by people of English origin, by 1700 the regions had evolved into two distinct societies. I have described both societies in an attempt to demonstrate their developments. Virginia Colony In 1607 a group of merchants established Englands first permanent colony in North America at Jamestown, Virginia. They operated as a joint-stock company that allowed them to sell shares of stock in their company and use the pooled inve...
  • Contradictions In The Puritan Religion Life
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    Contradictions In The Puritan Religion Life is full of many contradictions, and the basis of the Puritan religion is no exception. The Puritans believed that they were God's chosen people, as mentioned in the Bible. They saw themselves on a level above the average man, but in reality, their religion was full of inconsistencies. The Puritans believed in something known as the 'Doctrine of Elect,' hinted at in Romans 8: 28-30, 9: 6-24, and later at the Synod of Dort... The doctrine contradicted th...
  • Minister Of The Town And The Church
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    The Crucible Many years ago, the culture and atmosphere was amazingly different. The expectations of people and communities are extremely high. During the Puritan times, many laws and regulations existed pertaining to government, religion, and witchcraft. In the play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, the one word that best describes the Puritan beliefs and the community structure is strict. The Puritan government during the time of this play is a theocracy-a government of God, run by the town's m...
  • Puritanism A Wholly Cohesive Movement
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    Puritanism Puritanism, a movement arising Puritanism was not static and unchanging. At first it simply stood for further reform of worship, but soon it began to attack episcopacy as un scriptural. At times the difference between the Puritans and the Anglicans seems to have been as much a matter of differing cultural values as of differing theological opinions, as when their Sabbatarian ism (insistence on strict observance of the Sabbath) came into conflict with King James I's defense of sports a...
  • Protestant Church
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    Protestantism, a form of Christian faith and practice, originated with the principles of the Reformation. It encompasses the Christian churches that separated from Rome during the reformation of the 16th century. Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk, initiated this movement. The term Protestant is derived from the Protestation and was originally applied to followers of Luther. Protestantism as a general term is now used in contrast to the other major Christian faiths, Roman Catholicism and Eastern...
  • 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...
  • Hawthorne's Oyoung Goodman Brown'o
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    Although Hawthorne's 'OYoung Goodman Brown'O was written during the end of the Puritan's grasp on American culture, their beliefs are shown throughout the story. Hawthorne's insights come not from his own beliefs but those his ancestors had towards obedience, religion and conventional morality. 'OYoung Goodman Brown'O gives insight to the cultural values of the early 1800's and the author's own struggle with his faith. 'O Such a term as 'Religious freedom,' O for example, did not mean for Purita...

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