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5 Main Religions in England in 17 to 18 CenturyIs there anyone with any information to...

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a19360 | Student | Honors

Posted December 11, 2012 at 2:21 PM via web

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5 Main Religions in England in 17 to 18 Century

Is there anyone with any information to contribute to the 5 main religions in England in the 17 to 18 centuries? The religions are (at least thats what the teacher wants me to write the essay on) :  Calvinism, Protestantism, Catholicism, Lutheranism, and Puritanism. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted December 11, 2012 at 2:47 PM (Answer #2)

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One thing that you might talk about is the political fighting that went along with the religious conflicts.  For example, there was the English Civil War in the 1640s that was in part a dispute between the Puritans and the Anglicans (Protestants). These sorts of conflicts also helped cause many Puritans to leave the country and many of them settled in the American colonies.

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a19360 | Student | Honors

Posted December 11, 2012 at 3:01 PM (Answer #3)

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Thanks to pohnpei397 for taking time to answer, but the essay is also required to include the beliefs and origin(history) of the 5 religions, so can you please help also by putting together all the bits and pieces about them scattered across the internet into a more concentrated version? The political conflict idea was good though, thanks for taking the time to answer.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted December 12, 2012 at 12:52 AM (Answer #4)

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Although these religions differed, one thing they had in common was that they were all scrutinized, ostracized, and sometimes persecuted for their beliefs at one time or another.  All were looking for freedom to practice as they saw fit without interference.

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a19360 | Student | Honors

Posted December 17, 2012 at 10:52 AM (Answer #5)

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Thank you litteacher8 for your help.

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marcoawesome99 | Student , Grade 9 | Honors

Posted December 19, 2012 at 12:23 AM (Answer #6)

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idk

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted February 4, 2013 at 4:27 PM (Answer #7)

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The "religions" you've listed are not religions, per se. They are all part of Christianity. It would be more correct to refer to them as religious movements. In fact, Calvinism, Lutheranism, and Puritanism fall within Protestantism. There is no Protestant church. Having said that, you might want to look at what caused people to be so dissatisfied with Catholicism (the original Christian church) to break away and form another church; in other words, what caused the Protestant Reformation? Why are there so many different churches within the Protestant umbrella?

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