Both of their journeys had a great cause of the separation from England. Both groups wanted to seek freedom in different ways but still did not come to agreement within themselves beside the fact the wanted to get away from King James and his way of castigation. Pilgrims and Puritan are similar But yet so different. The Pilgrims thought they were elected by god for salvation and only wanted to associate themselves with people
He and his men were also not the only people who wanted to separate. Commoners of England also wanted to reform. They did not like some catholic policies as well, they did not feel like people could pay to have their sins removed, and they felt the church was no longer teaching what God wanted. King Henry’s separation from the Catholic church was the start of the Protestant Reformation, where he forced people to convert to the Protestant religion by punishing them with jail, or even death if they resisted. (“The Book of Common
In addition, Protestantism helped a lot during this movement because its belief is that God saved everyone by His faith to Jesus Christ, himself. Martin Luther was strict about these rules of the Protestant Reformation. He felt that people should confess their sins, and depending on how bad the sin is, he thinks that God should judge it. Simultaneously, he didn’t believe that “indulgences,” or state of satisfaction, can pay off the price for one’s sin because he believes that it is not holy nor righteous (“Martin Luther”). In the end, this movement was spread to many countries of Europe such as Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and many
Religion influence the funding and development of New England Colonies because it was one of the main reasons why the people wanted to break away. The Church of England believed that everyone should praise God, but only on their terms. The people of the church believed that only certain people could interpret the word of God and this made a group of people angry. This group of people wanted to ‘purify’ the church, which is where they got the name the Puritans. Puritans believed all catholic based beliefs should be taken out of the church and that it was not required to worship God.
While the first-generation Puritans believed this, their offspring who knew nothing of the religious hardship back home would rather have personal indulgences, which puts strain on the Errand. Adding on to that, the idea of being a collective group changed into the Puritans becoming more focused on defining themselves away from the Church as seen with King Phillip’s War. The war represents a change with the second and third generation Puritans who needed new, secular, enemies to define them as told by Marone when he says “The Puritans groped back to the tried and true-they found terrible new enemies to define them” (Marone 33). The Puritans defining themselves through fighting the Natives in King Phillip’s war, totally undermines the Puritans’ original enemy of being eternally damned. Furthermore, the Puritan Dilemma of the conflict of old vs new impacted the Puritans’ view of nature, as seen with the Salem Witch Trials and how God was punishing them for straying from the Errand.
Thomas Pain’s catalytic words of the modern theology Thomas Pain argues for a more individualistic form of monotheism while the puritans believe that only their god should be prayed to. The puritan religion was unique from the rest of the world because they held the Sabbath in true Old Testament fashion. Thomas in his last offering to his fellow citizens of all nations does not hold back his religious believes in this very unpopular (at the time) literature. He states “In the general wreck of superstition, “false systems of government and false theology, we lose sight of morality, of humanity and of the theology that is true.” (653) At first this was very hard for people to accept until long after Thomas had passed, over time people had
As the time went by inside the camps, many wondered if it would be better to just give up, give up and forget all the misery they have gone through. To just let go and fall in the arms of god. However, for some that was not the case, they fought until they no longer had a sense of what they were doing and if it was the right thing to do. They had hope, hope that made them feel as if this was not real, that it would all pass soon. For example, Elie Wiesel said ”I pinched myself: Was I still alive?
This is very different from Hawthorne’s story, Minister Hooper veiled his face though no one asked him to and that is what scared his congregation. For Hooper the veil embodied sin itself, upon exposing it, he was claiming himself guilty, but his intention was for all of his congregation to wear one, so that they too could understand the truth; judgement will come for everyone because we are all sinners. This cost Hooper dearly, he felt isolated he lost friends, Elizabeth, and the rapport he had with the children. He became lonely, a recluse, fearful of his own image. Even though he suffered in self- loathing it could also be said that he fell into the sin of pride because he could have ended his suffering and Elizabeth’s had he removed in private the veil in her presence.
Further into the stories there was much symbolism hidden in every sentence as the Puritans believed everything was a sign for God, for example if you got a papercut, God wants you to stop reading that book. The lifestyle that the Puritans lived affected their lives along with others around them, since many spoke out their full mind when someone was not acting how a Puritan would. Puritanism was a very common practice because of its ability to influence other and so both the poor, educated, and the average farmer were all normally was influenced by
No human is safe from the temptation of sin, or the judgement of God. When asked for one final time, as Mr. Hooper lay on his deathbed, why he wore the veil for so long, Mr. Hooper replies that he sees a black veil on everyone’s face. He believes that everyone lives their lives in a state of sin, and that the veil is a vain attempt to hide sins from each other. By physically representing this belief onto his own face, Mr. Hooper became a powerful figure within the community. The veil struck fear into the congregation, with people’s own sins being reflected onto him.
The lack of communication added an extra burden because there was no instant response. All that people thought they could do was to look towards their religion for comfort. The attendance to sermons and prayer meeting made it feel like the people back home were helping. All the people on the home front wanted was to have their families return safely and for the war to come to an
The Puritans first set sailed and started their journey to America in 1630. Not like other groups who were around at the time, the Puritans did not break from the church but decided to change it to there liking instead. They seek to comfort in the bible by re-enacting stories in the Bible. They feel as if they were chosen by God to make new history and establish a new Christian way. John Winthrop was the man in charge and the man who started this whole movement.