The Anglican Church was a chuch free of Catholicism and there was no Catholicism control over it, but many members of the Church felt that it had kept too much of the Catholic ritual and tradition.
Puritan belief and the future history of America. American fundamentalists are a vibrant company of Christian believers. They also happen to be the most politically active church members this world has ever seen.
Why is this so? And is this just a recent phenomenon? As we trace the history of American fundamentalist Biblical Christians we soon realize that this inclination towards political and social action based on Biblical Christian faith is not a new phenomenon at all.
It is a pattern of behavior that goes back at least years. They can be seen as an uninterrupted stream of people going all the way back to the Anglo-American Puritans.
The Puritans were a breed of Biblical Christians with a penchant for politically activity. At that time they embraced the English Reformation with vigor.
The Puritans were in fact the movers and shakers in the English Parliament of that time. Their political emergence eventually led on into their military emergence.
In fact the Puritan Army was the heart and soul of the Army of Parliament. That war has also been called the Puritan Revolution. During this very same time period tens of thousands of Biblical Christians of both Puritan and Pilgrim dispositions had been making their passage on the high seas.
They were migrating to the New World. This was truly an extraordinary period of history. Are the American Puritans still with us today? This is one of the questions we shall attempt to answer in this 17 part series of articles on the Puritans.
The Puritans pursued their business in a very constrained and orderly way. But they were deadly serious about what they were doing under God. They put the king of England on trial and judged him as they would any citizen of the land. And they were not amenable to compromise or corruption.
This sort of action against a ruling king was unheard of back in those days. The trial of King Charles before Parliament was pursued in a legal and orderly fashion. This was truly remarkable. Based on the facts they found him guilty of high treason.Even though modern day Puritans are very active in the public arena the main voice of the Religious Right is heard through their various religious ministries.
The pulpit along with Christian radio and Christian television are all employed. Puritan vs. Modern-Day People Puritan Relationships Modern-Day Relationships No divorce Woman cares for house/children Man does .
Modern Puritan." That's an oxymoron, right? Edwards made a long list of spiritual and moral "Resolutions," reminding him to dwell each day on his own death and eternal destiny and to bring his.
In modern times, puritan is often used to mean "against pleasure". In this usage, hedonism and puritanism are antonyms.
 In fact, Puritans embraced sexuality but placed it in the context of marriage. Puritan vs. Modern-Day People Puritan Relationships Modern-Day Relationships No divorce Woman cares for house/children Man does labor work Punished by law for affair Divorce is norm Children before marriage Women in the workplace Men stay home with children Gay marriage More proof with technology.
Modern Puritan." That's an oxymoron, right? That's an oxymoron, right? Puritans, with their ultra-serious obsession with getting every detail of the Christian life just right, seem an anachronism.