How Is Puritan Religion Different From The 1600's

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The 1600’s and the 1700’s held many differences socially and spiritually than we have today. The 1600’s was hectic in the sense that Christianity underwent massive tension and division. The Puritan faith was an outcome of the religious division which the poet, Anne Bradstreet, later adopted as her own. Along with the newly found Puritan faith also came social division between men and women. The Puritans, the groups that first migrated and dominated New England’s coast in the mid 1600’s, interpreted the Bible literally word by word. Because the Bible highlights the leading roles of men, the Puritans also adopted those principals in their social life. In the 1600’s and 1700’s, women weren’t valued or seen equally to men and had little roles in …show more content…

Those who ruled England were loyal to their Catholic roots which caused those who wanted reform to look elsewhere to practice their religious beliefs. In 1630, many Puritans began to migrate and settle in New England. The migrants were mostly made up of eager Christians waiting to practice their own religious beliefs. Puritans’ political and religious life went hand in hand. Puritans gave most, if not all, responsibility regarding the town and church into the votes of only men of the church. The belief that men were dominant over women made it very difficult for writers like Anne Bradstreet and Phillis Wheatley to successfully practice their …show more content…

She wrote poems about her deepest heartache and fears which were the loss of young family members and tragedy of a house fire. Bradstreet was undoubtedly religious yet battled inner turmoil and confusion over life’s tragedies. She then finally copes using her religious beliefs. Bradstreet’s poetry often times follow a lament as seen in the Old Testament of the Bible. A lament is oftentimes when a writer, like King David, calls on God, states a complaint, states a plea, and then states a reminder of God’s promises. What begins with sorrow and pain ends in proclaiming and resting in the promises of the Lord. Bradstreet’s view and passion for her religion shows significantly in her two poems about the loss of her child and grandchild and one poem on her house

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