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The Puritan Belief On Adultery
Transcript of The Puritan Belief On Adultery
About The Puritans
The Puritans were a devout Christian group who dissented with the Church of England.
They came to America because they were persecuted for their beliefs.
They believed absolutely in the words of the Bible and felt that the Church had become corrupt.
They were called the "Puritans" because they wanted to purify and cleanse both the Church and their own lives.
The Puritans devoted themselves to religious, social, and moral reform.
When they migrated to America, the Puritans settled into the New England area.
They lived strictly pious lives.
The family and the bonds of marriage were the basis of societal order.
An Ordered Society
The Puritans achieved an ordered society through strict ideas and rules about marriage, social behavior, and chastity.
Puritan ministers stressed the idea that the love and responsibility between a married couple were equal to a moral and religious duty.
In doing so, they made the institution of marriage one of the basic means through which to control and bring order to their society.
What is Adultery?
Adultery is voluntary sexual intercourse between a married individual and someone other than the individual's spouse.
Adultery was considered the ultimate sin in Puritan society.
Adultery was a capital offense.
It was a moral violation of God's will.
The Price Of Adultery
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