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The Puritan Movement. Notes for 9/26/11. Puritan. started as a pejorative term " Precisemen " and "Precisions” a sect that wished to keep the Church of England “pure” from the Catholic church Escaped to America, and saw it as a fresh start or “Utopia”. Puritan movement called for:.

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The puritan movement

The Puritan Movement

Notes for 9/26/11


Puritan

Puritan

  • started as a pejorative term

  • "Precisemen" and "Precisions”

  • a sect that wished to keep the Church of England “pure” from the Catholic church

  • Escaped to America, and saw it as a fresh start or “Utopia”


Puritan movement called for

Puritan movement called for:

  • a greater commitment to Christ

  • stricter personal codes of behavior

  • God’s supreme authority over ALL human affairs

    • Calvinism: Followers of John Calvin believed in Predestination over free will.

      • Therefore, you could not choose God – he chose you!


Men and women in the puritan church

Men and Women in thePuritan church

  • Women were not permitted to speak in church after 1636 (although they were allowed to engage in religious discussions outside of it, in various women-only meetings).

  • Men & Women sat on opposite sides of the church

  • Women always wore head coverings in church

  • Women’s names were replaced with “Goody” + husband’s last name


Marriage

Marriage

  • A sacred promise between a man and a woman for the purpose of:

    1. Mutual help & comfort

    2. Children “increase of mankind”

    3. Prevent “fornication” or “adultery”

  • (These two are courting according to Puritan moral code by conversing through long "speaking tubes" and almost certainly no touching or kissing before the ceremony!


Public humiliation

Public Humiliation


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