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The Puritan Period (1564-1660)
Transcript of The Puritan Period (1564-1660)
Characteristics of the time period
Religion and prayer
Genres that were prevalent during this time
The Puritan Period
Major historical events &
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.
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.