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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

Puritans were unrelentingly harsh when it came to sin, guilt, crime, and adultery. Theirs was an especially rigid brand of Calvinism which held that humankind is completely mired in depravity....

Latest answer posted October 26, 2018, 8:40 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

The difference between the Puritans and the Separatists is actually implied in their respective names. The Puritans wanted to purify the Church of England while the Separatists (aka, the Pilgrims)...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2019, 1:26 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

The Puritans and Quakers were similar in that both religious groups faced persecution in England and sought religious freedom in the American colonies; however, the religions differ widely in their...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2016, 11:43 pm (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

There were many challenges the Puritan colonists faced. One of the challenges dealt with getting to North America. There were severe storms which they faced along the way. Because of the storms,...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2015, 3:48 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

There were a few reasons why the Puritans were able to successfully establish permanent settlements in North America. One reason is that they were able to focus on the growth of their settlements...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2018, 3:50 pm (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

The Puritans fled religious persecution in England. They endured a dangerous journey across the Atlantic and the high risks of trying to establish a settlement in a new place full of Native...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2018, 12:29 pm (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

The Puritans gained most of their power following the first English Civil War, and most of the Puritan ministers renounced the Church of England following the English Restoration of 1660 and the...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2011, 11:02 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

Puritans were a movement within Protestantism that attempted to "purify" the church, stripping away the accretions of Roman Catholicism, especially as they had developed in the Middle Ages and...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2016, 12:47 pm (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

Religion was an essential element in the foundation and development of the New England colonies. Many of the early colonists were "Dissenters," a term used to describe people in England who were...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2019, 2:42 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

John Winthrop was the first governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, serving for twenty years between 1629 and 1649. He was a pious man with a deep faith in God. He speaks of unequal relationships...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2016, 2:02 pm (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

The stereotypical image of the Puritans is of a colorless, bland people who considered anything remotely similar to "fun" as sinful. This image is quite wrong. The Puritans engaged in any number of...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2011, 3:49 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

Like other groups that sought sanctuary in North America in the seventeenth century, the Puritans desired religious freedom to practice their own faith, but they saw no hypocrisy in not extending...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2019, 4:50 pm (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

Let's put it this way. All Puritans were Calvinists, but not all Calvinists were Puritans. What this means is that the term Puritan only really has meaning in the context of English—and therefore,...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2019, 11:54 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

Religion shaped colonial society in a number of significant ways. This varied from colony to colony, so it is important to look at different regions in turn. Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2019, 4:30 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

The Puritans were one of the first group of people to settle in the New World. They were a group of religious separatists from England. As a group in England, they held true to their beliefs and...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2014, 5:57 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

The Puritans were Calvinists. They believed in predestination—that God pre-ordained some people to go to Heaven. God showed his favor on the Elect, the Puritans believed, by blessing them with good...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2019, 2:28 pm (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

The Puritans didn't think that the Church of England was sufficiently Protestant in its doctrines and practices. Puritans were Calvinists and looked to Calvin's Geneva as the model for the kind of...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2018, 8:33 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

Historians generally explain the perceived decline in religious fervor among Puritans to a few key factors. For one thing, many Puritan families, especially those whose presence in New England...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2018, 6:04 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

The Puritans who left England, first to seek religious freedom in Holland (most lived in Leyden) and then to America, defined sin in general as rebellion against God and, by extension, God's...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2012, 4:01 pm (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

The American colonies settled by the British were overwhelmingly founded on the premise that they would be Christian territories. The United States, however, was founded with the idea of protecting...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2019, 11:51 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

The term Puritan came as a term of abuse for Anabaptists; this term is slightly more accurate for those who came to America as they had the strictest views on sexual morality, disapproval of...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2009, 4:32 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

There are actually two different branches under this umbrella of theology in Calvinism, but both align in their beliefs that the "elect" are chosen by God for salvation. This contrasts with other...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2019, 2:34 pm (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

The Puritans has strong religious beliefs. The main reason they didn't last long is that no young person in his or her right mind would blindly follow a religion like that once an adult. All...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2011, 8:40 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

A theocracy is a form of government in which priests of one religion or another rule in the name of God. Colonial Massachusetts is traditionally regarded as a Puritan theocracy because the men in...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2019, 11:47 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

Our first observation should probably deal with regional differences in religion during the colonial period in North America. New England was the area primarily settled by Calvinists—that is, the...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2019, 3:53 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

In some ways there was religius freedom in the colonies. Each colony had its own religion. The colonists left their homeland in order to go somewhere where they could exercise their religions...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2011, 10:27 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

Religion played a significant role in the American colonies. Though the thirteen colonies were business ventures for many of the English who settled in North America, religious freedom was also a...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2019, 11:59 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

In the early days the British colonies of New England, the Puritan churches and the local governments were essentially one and the same thing. There was no separation of church and state....

Latest answer posted August 27, 2011, 11:57 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

Puritans believed that the Anglican church needed reformation—or as some referred to the idea, "purification"—hence the term Puritan. Though the Anglicans had made progress in separating from the...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2018, 9:33 pm (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

When we talk about the Puritans who came and settled in New England, we typically say that they came in search of religious freedom. But this is not true, or at least not in our modern sense of...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2013, 11:48 pm (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

The impact of the Pilgrims on America is likely not as substantial as most America History textbooks make it. The pilgrims were not the first settlers from Britain in North America. Virginia was...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2019, 12:18 pm (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

Calvinism had a very strong impact on the Colonists who came over to the New World. The premise of the individual's relationship with God occupied a dominant role in the minds of the Colonists....

Latest answer posted August 4, 2010, 10:30 pm (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

I think we have a picture of Puritans dressed in formal dark clothing, white starched shirts, tall hats, and silver buckle shoes. All of the females with bonnets and long dresses. Very prim,...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2019, 12:49 pm (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

Quakers came to Pennsylvania in high numbers because Pennsylvania was specifically founded as a Quaker-accepting colony. England and other areas of Europe were not accepting of the Quaker faith as...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2019, 11:22 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

In order to understand this controversy, it's important first to give some background. In England, Anne Hutchinson and her husband William became followers of the Puritan preacher John Cotton. Anne...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2019, 1:59 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

In order to become a full member of a Puritan congregation, a candidate had to give a convincing account of a conversion experience. They were also required to live their lives in a way that...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2012, 3:15 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

While still in England, the Puritans were typically treated very poorly. Puritans believed that the Church of England was the true church; however, they felt that it was in need of major reforms....

Latest answer posted March 19, 2019, 2:23 pm (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

Both Pilgrims and Puritans were concerned with reforming the Church of England. Both organized groups of colonists to settle in the New World, and they established their new homes in New England...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2019, 2:56 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

As an Episcopal minister, Jonathan Boucher opposed the American Revolution based on the grounds that insubordinate behavior was unbiblical. Hence, in his twelfth discourse, he argues that...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2015, 2:53 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

Like other groups of Protestant dissenters, the Quakers came to America primarily to escape religious persecution. In the 17th century, when the Quakers first set foot in the "New World," religion...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2019, 11:42 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

The Puritans were a group of people who wanted to reform the Church of England. They believed that the Church of England, known as the Anglican Church, didn’t go far enough in making changes. They...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2016, 4:41 pm (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

The Puritans came to America primarily because they wanted to practice their religion in peace. At that time in England the Puritans were persecuted because they wanted to purify—which is where the...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2019, 11:19 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

The New England colonies contained the current states of Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. The Massachusetts (including Maine), Connecticut, and New Hampshire...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2019, 12:08 pm (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

Indeed there are. To take but one example, observe the many restrictions placed on gambling in most American states. It's fair to say that the Puritans weren't big on gambling, which they regarded...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2019, 12:17 pm (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

The Puritans were a Protestant sect that wanted to simplify the Anglican Church. They followed the teachings of John Calvin (1509–1564). The Puritans emerged during the 1560s in England. The...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2019, 7:52 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

To a limited extent, yes. Puritans believed in the power of the individual conscience against tyranny and repression. Modern-day liberals believe much the same thing, except that their idea of...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2019, 11:30 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

The Puritans immigrated to America in response to the conflict between their religious beliefs and the doctrinal positions of the Church of England. Puritans, unlike the Pilgrims with whom they are...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2019, 12:23 pm (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

The United States is not founded or built on any particular religion. A theocracy is a system of government in which society is governed by a religious doctrine or clergy, but the U.S. is a secular...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2019, 11:57 am (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

There was very little in the way of similarities between the Puritans and the Quakers in Colonial America. In fact, the Puritans were sufficiently opposed to the Quakers that there were instances...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2012, 8:05 pm (UTC)

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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

Puritanism was a sect of strict Christianity that taught that the Christian should keep themselves pure of worldly activities and attempted to control and legislate these beliefs. For the most...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2019, 12:51 pm (UTC)

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