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The Puritan Period (1564-1660)

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Jaylyn Lynch

on 6 August 2014

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A religious movement started in the church of England in the sixteen century. The church was out under siege from there it sent an off shoot to the third and fourth decades of the seveteenth century. The "New World" laid foundation for the religious, intellectual, and socialization of New England as a whole. The name "Puritans" was assigned to this group of people by their enemies.
Historical Background
Characteristics of the time period
Religion and prayer
Self- discipline
Interesting Facts!
Genres that were prevalent during this time
Historical narratives
The Puritan Period

Major historical events &
Mainstream Puritanism:
The first branch of puritanism is the mainstream puritans. Common views are the belief salvation depended on both faith and God's power, and the idea human history is shaped only on the ordained events. This branch also believed in the idea of predestination for salvation.
Ascetic Puritans:
The second branch is Ascetic puritanism. This is were they rejected worldly entertainments such as songs, dances, and all sports. These events were replaced with Bible-Study, prayer, and sermons. They also focused on worldly signs to tell if they were saved, or to determine their predestination.
-John Calvin started the idea that centeralled the puritans belief of predestination.
-Puritans also believed that believing in Jesus and practicing the religion does NOT guarentee salvation.
-Puritans also believe God already knows who will have salvation and who will not.
1620, The Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock.
1621, Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving.
1647, Massachusetts est. free public schooling.
1741, The Great Awakening, a series of religious revivals, begins to sweep the colonies.
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