Women were expected to marry and raise a family.
Puritans were basically middle class and fairly well-educated 2. From a modern vantage point the intolerance entailed by a unified view of society has harmed the Puritans' reputation. These disagreements should not hide the Puritans' overriding commitment to the authority of Scripture.
Introduction Definition Puritans was the name given in the 16th century to the more extreme Protestants within the Church of England who thought the English Reformation had not gone far enough in reforming the doctrines and structure of the church; they wanted to purify their national church by eliminating every shred of Catholic influence.
Puritan and Powhatan Dilemmas In the story of John Winthrop by Edmund Morgan and Pocahontas by Camilla Townsend, the word dilemma is thrust at the center and is the driving force for these biographies.
Women in Puritan society during the dawn of the New World in the English colonies were extremely oppressed, double-teamed by both religion and men. Puritans also believed in down — to —earth metaphors and beliefs for the common man.
It was not always their choice as to who they To glorify God. The Puritans brought strong religious impulses to bear in all colonies north of Virginia, but New England was their stronghold, and the Congregationalist churches established there were able to perpetuate their viewpoint about a Christian society for more than years.
Study Questions 1. To prevent this, believers were expected not to become smug, do constant soul-searching, be introspective, and pray constantly. They neglect their appearance, so that they may appear to others to be fasting. Presence of the leaders of dissent - Anne Hutchinson, Roger Williams.