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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!
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