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Puritans

This category is for questions about the group of people who strove to reform the Church of England in the 16th and 17th century. Lead by John Winthrop, they were one of the first English groups to settle North America and modern day New England.

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What are the puritans view of education?

There view was to show they were better than the pilgrums.

Did the Puritans came to America to establish religious freedom?

No. The Puritans came to practice their religion, but non-Puritans were not welcome. If you were not a Puritan, you had to settle elsewhere

Was the puritans beliefs about human nature?

Their puritans belief about human nature is that we are all corrupt and ooze sin. That nothing good comes from our bodies -- be it fecal matter, urine, saliva, whatever.

They built their new city with the Church being at the focal and geographic center. The more important you were, the closer to the center you lived. Trouble was and still is, the further from center you get, the more corrupt you are likely to become. In their case, the more difficult it was to make it to church at the appointed times. Life just sort of takes over. At some point, people generally say, "What's the use, it's too far away and I have other things that I must attend to." The further from center people get, the more difficult it is to control them.

What was the puritanism motivation?

To reform the Church of England. i dont know this was my question but this sh!t lies. steph cm

The Puritans in late sixteenth-century England?

championed literacy so that everyone could read and interpret the Bible.

Henretta, pg. 30.

Is puritan same as protestant?

Puritans were a particular type of Protestant. The rebellion against the authority of the Roman Catholic Church produced many new varieties of Christianity, all of which are Protestant since they all came about as a result of a protest against the abuses of the existing church. But they are not all the same thing. Methodists, Lutherans, Baptists, Episcopalians, and Presbyterians are all forms of Protestants.

How did the puritan's beliefs clash with the transcendentalist's in The Scarlet Letter?

Because the transandentalists were humanists and believed that they could live life in a communist "type" community with themselves as God. The Puritans on the other hand lived there life for God and in a system where each house hold was dependent upon working in a capitalist type system. The Bible says,"If you don't work you don't eat." This was part of their philosophy as well. In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne was not looking particularly favorably on the Puritan way of life in some respects, making it look cold and harsh. Hawthorne had been part of this transcendentalist's"communist" type society for only about a year. He quickly found out that even though he paid his part to be part of the society, not EVERYBODY there had the same intentions he had "to work hard for the good of the society."

At least, I'm quite sure about this.

Did the puritans believe in education?

In 1876 the founder of the Mooshi Export Company landed in the southern most banks of Nigera falls and fell in love with one of the natives named Ghanjokiiki. Some years later the religion of puritanism was founded and wild rice flouded the nation. Educational methods to allowing the nigiuo people allowed them to eat rice of lemon flavors.

Did cromwell rule with religious toleration?

Yes, if "toleration" is the word you are meaning to use. He granted more liberal policies toward non-Anglicans than at any other time in British history. But they were only short-lived. By 1673 Catholics were barred from taking office via the Test Act of 1673. See: Andrew R. Murphy. Conscience and Community: Revisiting Toleration and religious Dissent in Early Modern England and America

What are three puritains beliefs in huswifery?

Puritans believed that everyone was damned and that everyone was bound to go to hell, only a selected few were saved by God. Puritans had a very strict life style they were not allowed to sing dance or anything 'fun" they had to be perfect which is what caused the Salem witch trials. Children were brought up thinking they were going to hell they had no power what so ever so they acted crazy for attention and got their whole society to pay attention to them. These kids got power they turned everyone's else's world upside down. Hope this helps!

Why did they sign the Mayflower Compact?

To ensure the Pilgrims would follow a democratic government instead of a monarchy, like England. They wanted equal representation of voting men, and the Mayflower Compact was a contract that bound them to it.

Who were the Puritans?

The Puritans wanted to purify the Roman Catholic religion. " They believed that man existed for the glory of God, that his first concern in life was to do God's will and so to receive future happiness. They believed that Jesus Christ was the center of public and personal affairs, and was to be exalted above all other names." according to The Oxford History of the American People by Samuel Morison.

Why did the Pilgrims come to America?

People tend to answer this question with "for freedom of religion". This leaves something wanting. It is simply too vague. If you look in the history books, you will see, the Pilgrims came to America for Christian freedom. They didn't like the way the Church of England was teaching. It was too controlling. They came to America to Praise the triune God the way they felt was best, without influence from the Church of England which is most comparable to the Episcopal church in the U.S.

They came to America for religious freedom.

They didn't like the church of England so they went to America so they wouldn't be forced into England's religion

They came to New England because they were persecuted, they were treated badly because of their religious beliefs, and they didn't want to be part of the Church of England

They were coming for two main things: to mine the land's riches and settle land, and to escape the harsh rule of the King of England.

The Pilgrims wanted to escape religious persecution in England. Their particular Protestant beliefs did not line up with the Church of England.

To worship God freely.
Because they wanted more religious freedom.
Pilgrim means "religious journey", so when they say that pilgrims came to America, it was for a religious journey. Most Pilgrims were upset over the new Anglican Church that King Henry VIII made, so they traveled to America in hopes of continuing there old Christian practices or starting new religious practices, where they could have religious freedom.

What is puritanism?

Puritanism is a mix of English Protestantism and Calvinism. When May Tutor became Queen of England, she didn’t tolerate protestants and forced everyone to become catholic again. Some converted back, some went into hiding, others were burned at the stack, and the rest were exiled. They were called the Marian Exiles. After leaving England, the exiled protestants learned the ideas of John Calvin and adopted them. When Elizabeth Tutor became Queen, the protestants felt it was safe to come back to England and they brought the Calvinist ideas with them. Once in England, they shared the new ideas and formed Puritanism. Main ideas of Puritanism is the belief of Predestination and the idea that anything (when it comes to religion and religious ceremonies) not written in the bible isn’t true. So they don’t believe in Purgatory, Limbo, sainthood, celibacy, or “the Beauty of Holiness.” They also felt is was important for everyone to be literate and educated.

Why was education so important to the puritans?

It was important to the Puritains to learn how to read the bible and learn how to write. The Puritans believed that the individual should not be dependant on clergy, see Catholic Church at time, for knowledge of the Bible's content. Each person should read it for themselves, study it themselves...

For what reason did the Puritans form the New England Company and receive a royal charter?

They wanted to escape religious persecution back in England, and England agreed because it got the Puritans out of England.

Were the puritans hypocrite in their treatment of dissenters?

They persecuted themelves and then turn around and persecute others. That sounds very hypocritical to me.

What were most of the Pilgrims Separatists or Puritans?

The settlers who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620 were Separatists.

The settlers who founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony, ten years later, were Puritans.

The Separatists could also be considered radicalized Puritans.

It became customary, 200 years later, to refer to the Plymouth colonists as "Pilgrims" (with a capital 'P'), although they generally did not think of themselves as such. William Bradford uses the word only once.

What are the differences between Puritanism and Rationalism?

The Puritans believed God was actively involved in his creations lives and in complete control and the Rationalist believed God created earth and then retreated and let his creation control themselves as if they were their own devices.