Asked in Calvinism
What is the Calvinist belief accepted by New England puritans that God had determined who would receive eternal grace at the dawn of time nothing people did during their lifetime?
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Asked in Calvinism
What did the Calvinist puritans dislike about Henry VIII's church of England?
Asked in Puritans, Heaven and Hell
Did the Puritans know if they were destined to go to heaven or hell?
The Puritans were very strict Catholics. If they broke one of their uber-strict rule, then yes, they would have committed a sin, and they would presume they would go to Hell. Another Answer: The 16th Century Puritans were primarily English Protestants. One branch, Calvinist, believed in 'predestination' meaning one's final fate was pre-determined by God. Not all who are Protestant believe this to be the case.
Asked in History of England, Puritans, Quakers
What religoious group opposed slavery in 1688 Quakers or Puritans?
Asked in Business & Finance, Puritans
Why did Massachusetts Puritans adopt the Halfway Covenant?
Asked in Colonial America, Sociology, Puritans
What impact did religion have on the culture of the time period of the puritans in 1640?
What was the dominant religion in Georgia in colonial times?
Asked in Reformation History
What were the causes and major phases of the English Reformation?
Asked in History of England
How did the royalists differ from the parliamentarians?
Who kicked the puritans out of England?
The Puritans were of the belief that the Church of England was not a satisfactory reformation of the Catholic Church; they thought the changes did not go far enough. The Puritans were Congregationalists who were against a strong hierarchy as well as many of the sacraments and ceremonies of the Catholic and Anglican churches. They were theologically Calvinist and believed instead in predestination. While the Puritans began to realize they could not change religion in England, they instead sought other options and wanted to have their own community in the New World. Not only did the Puritans want to leave, but the English Crown wanted them to leave as well. They were true Antinomians and the Crown believed that they would be nothing but trouble when it came to public loyalty to the Crown and the Crown's state religion. The Puritans wanted to leave just as much as the Crown wanted them to leave. Thus began the 30,000 person Puritan migration to the New World that began in 1630. (Note: the Puritans were not the "Pilgrims" that came to Plymouth in 1620)
Asked in Puritans
What are the puritans religious views?
What is the difference between puritans and Christians?
All Puritans are Christians, but not all Christians are Puritans. Puritanism is a denomination of Christianity. Puritans believe, based on the teachings of John Calvin, in predestination and election (meaning that everything you did, do, and will do has already been determined, and that only a few people who God has chosen, or "elected" will go to Heaven). I myself am a Christian, but don't believe in either of these. However, we all share in the belief of the trinity, which is God the Father, the Holy Spirit, and Jesus, Son of God.
Asked in Literature and Language, Puritans
What have the Puritans failed to learn from the persecution of their ancestors?
They have failed to learn that those deviating from the norm should not be penalized. The puritans left England because they were persecuted because of their religion, and they wanted to go somewhere where they would be free to practice the religion of their choice. After finally making colonies in America, the Puritans adopted regulations much like their home country, penalizing those who dissented the central accepted religion.
Asked in Books and Literature, Century - 1800s
Why was the idea of possession accepted by the puritans?
The idea of possession was accepted in the crucible, because people had no actual prooof of spirits being in the presence of them, so they had to believe whatever a person saw or thaught they saw. That why they believed Abigail and the rest of the girls of the village when they fell out or when something bad happened to them.