Pros And Cons To The Puritan Orthodoxy

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Religion played an enormous role in forming early New England society. The Puritans. who migrated to the United Kingdom in 1630, wanted to attain independence from the church and local executives, who had prohibited them from pursuing their religion (Winship 72). This paper describes the challenges posed to the Puritan orthodoxy by Anne Hutchinson and Roger Williams. However, why the Massachusetts Bay colony leaders were unable to tolerate such disputes? The earnest separatist minister Roger Williams criticized the administration of the colony for using the supremacy of the state to impose religious orthodoxy.He advocated for complete Religious independence and publicly said that no church should be maintained by demanding tax from members

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