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Quakers vs. Puritans

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Hannah Lindstrom

on 19 September 2012

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Transcript of Quakers vs. Puritans

Quakers vs. Puritans Who are Quakers? Quakers are members of the Religious Society of Friends, a faith that emerged in England during a period of religious turmoil in the mid-1600's and is practiced today in a variety of forms around the world. To members of this religion, the words "Quaker"and "Friend" mean the same thing. Quaker Principles

-community In 1652, George Fox founded Quakerism. He envisioned this faith as the restoration of original Christianity. Quakers were often persecuted because they left their original churches to go sit in silent Quaker "meetings" instead of going to sermons and paying tithes to the ministers. Who are Puritans? The Puritans were a widespread and diverse group of people who took a stand for religious purity in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. They believe that they should abide to live by the scripture and in return God promises to bless them with endeavors. Differences? The Puritans had ministers teach their beliefs while the Quakers didn't accept them. The Quakers took in the beliefs of others unlike the Puritans. A similarity between the two groups was their reason for coming to America. They both hoped to create a society that would be perfect and would purify the Christian religion.
Puritanism was a religious reform movement that arose within the Church of England in the late sixteenth century.
The name "Puritans" (they were sometimes called "precisionists") was given to the Puritans by its enemies to disgrace their beliefs. The Quakers believed that everyone was good and equal. They thought that any person that did the right thing would go to heaven. The Puritans believed only their group would go to heaven. The Quakers were kind to the Native
Americans, but the Puritans thought
they were better than them. The main difference between the two
is that the Quakers were more relaxed
and let people believe what they wanted.
The puritans were more strict and believed
they were the only right ones. As the Puritans got so angry about other
religions, they banished, tortured and even
executed Quakers who attempted to preach. Bibliography:

Penn, William. "American Passages - Unit 3. Utopian Promise: Author
Activities." American Passages - Unit 3. American Passages, n.d. Web. 13
Sept. 2012. <http://www.learner.org/amerpass/unit03/author.activ-6a.html>.

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