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Puritan Beliefs

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FC: Puritain Beliefs By:Vytautas Smetona Honors English III Ms. Phelps

1: Puriains are considered those who wanted to seperate themselves from the Church of England. They wanted to reform the church, because it was almost as similair to the Catholic Church.

2: Some of the first Puritans to come to America were on the ship Mayflower. They chartered and created the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

3: The Puritans were not known for the toleration of other religions. They were known to exile many people that they thought as a threat such as Anne Hutchinson. Also, they have been known to execute Quakers.

4: The main tenent of the Puritan religion was that God had supreme authority over the affairs of people. This made them pursue "purity" to the smallest detail. And those who do not fallow will be sent into eternal damnation.

5: Puritan culture emphasized self-examination and strict control for one’s feelings as well as one’s deeds. They also rejected that a Pope or a Monarch is the head of their chruch.

6: In the Puritan church they kept decoration to a minimum and completely eliminated the use of musical insturments from their ceremonies. They tried to emulate church service as it was done at the beginning.

7: Like "as a city upon a hill" so they became a pure community of Christains that would set an example for the rest of the world.

8: Puritanism is one of the strictest religions. They often go to church twice every Sunday and have strict punishments for the wrongdoers.

9: Puritans believed that wrongdoers should suffer humiliation infront of their peers. So that they can look back upon their sins and better themselves.

10: Like Calvinism, Puritanism adopted the idea of predestination. So in other words, God decides who is damned and who is saved. This idealism was widely accepted until The Great Second Great Awakening.

11: "Puritanism." Puritanism 22 Sept 2002 24 Feb 2008 . Puritanism. 2004. Wikipedia. 26 Feb 2008 .

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