Their religion is very strict and they have, as quoted in a review document I took notes on, it is an "austere form of Protestantism known as Puritanism", and because of this type of society, they have status involved, and they have what other people think of them on the line. If something goes wrong, their reputation could change for the worse. There is a lot of "public concern" and individuality They take God 's rule very seriously, and to them they believe that everything either belongs to God or to the Devil. They believe in their idea of "true religion". One quote that can cope with what I 'm saying is by Danforth in Act III.
In a nutshell: The 3 R’s: Reformation, Royalty & Renaissance The first R: The Reformation The reformation of the Christian Church had a huge effect on history, causing a major schism and centuries of sectarian violence. In England and other countries many were to die for being the wrong religion. In the early 1500s in mainland Europe, a huge religious upheaval started in reaction to Roman Catholicism, the existing Christian church. Martin Luther, and many others wanted reform – hence the term Reformation.
This secession inspired other reformers like Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin and Henry VIII. There were many disagreements and beliefs which caused tensions between protestant sects and the Catholic Church and these were displayed by the wars of religion (http://ca.anwers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110212173046AA5DhKR). Luther began by criticizing the selling of indulgences, the Pope had no authority over purgatory and that the Catholic doctrine of the merits of the saints had no foundation in the gospel. The Protestant position came to incorporate doctrinal changes such as Five Solae
Such as the church controlled the law, by utilising Cannon Laws and Sumptuary laws, to maintain tranquility in the society. Next the church also influenced the social classes of the Middle Ages by having the women below the man on the hierarchical pyramid, even when they serve the Church. Lastly, education of the Middle Ages was mainly directed by the church such as the schools were usually in the church and women can not obtain education because of the Churches commands. The Church had a huge impact during the Middle Ages and effected every individuals life. Would the middle ages be different without the control of the catholic
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.
Europeans came to America to escape religious oppression and forced beliefs by such state-affiliated Christian churches as the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England. That civil unrest fueled the desire of America’s forefathers
Introduction During the 1400’s, Spain was divided and was in a state of violence and rioting. At the time, religion and belief in the Catholic Church seemed to be the only thing that could bring the country together as one, even though the church was weak and corrupt due to previous years of violence it prevailed over politics as most of the population was Christian. The Queen and King of Spain saw this as a chance to unify their country and set about making reforms to the church.
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
The New England colonies were best known for being the place where Puritan religious reformers and their followers settled. The Puritans were a Protestant Christian group that believed in strict moral and religious codes and the reform of the Church of England. Due to the strict laws put into place in England, the Puritans were unable to follow through their efforts to reform the Church and many faced oppression and discrimination during that time. The Puritans saw an irredeemably corrupt Church of England so many followed John Winthrop to Massachusetts to establish their own community. On the other hand, New France was known for its fur trading and missionary work.
Most of the persecution of religion and beliefs are on-going in societies where human rights are highly violated, usually in countries with corruption and weak government who does not uphold the law in their country. In order to help these refugees under religion persecution, firstly the media has to stop portraying refugees as a negative image to the people around the world. Also, ensuring that refugees are protected against religious intolerance and strengthening the country’s human
Puritanism was a religious movement that was created after the Church of England’s insufficient reform. This occurred after King Henry VIII transformed the the Church of Rome into the state Church of England. This change was inadequate and left many people dissatisfied with the newly reformed church. As of this, a popular group of Puritans were formed in the late 16th centaury to live a life closer to God. This group of radicals were persecuted for their overly religious ways and were forced to relocate to North America.
The spread of religion was the justification for most European countries to imperialism and set up colonies in the Americas. Walter Raleigh, and Richard Hakluyt convinced Queen Elizabeth I to support the colonists, through the idea that the “New World’s inhabitants” were “crying out to come and help”, with the intention of converting the Indians to Christianity (52). Although, the intentions for conversion drove the imperialistic ambitions, they were not entirely successful. “The aim of converting Indians to Christianity foundered on Indian indifference to the religious disputes that wracked Europe and the unavoidable reality that churches transplanted to English america had their hands full providing religious services for European colonists” (56-57). Overall, imperialism and conquest of North America by Britain was influenced by religious conversion, that may not have been successful, but helped to drive
Elena Contreras Mrs. Polatty AP US. History/4B 20 September 2016 DBQ #1 WC: Scattered across the timeline of the period that includes the 17th and 18th centuries, the English colonies managed to construct an uncommon government system filled with revolutionary ideas that only pertained to their specific group. They created a unique government that permitted each individual person to have a say in the decisions about the country. The whole general idea of political rights created a well-known status that was unique to America alone.
Religion was the main driving force throughout the entire period of European colonization of America. Most Europeans were motivated by desire for wealth, land, economic opportunity, and religious freedom. The First Great Awakening, although a religious revolution, had a huge impact on the class and colonial politics. This revolution helped formed a unity among colonists, allowed religious pluralism, and started the notion of state rule as a contract with the people. However, the downside of this revolution is that it combines religion and government together as well as created a fear and hatred of Catholicism.
John Winthrop: A Puritan Leader who became the first Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony. From January 12, 1587/8 - March 2, 1649, John Winthrop led a group of English Puritans to the new world, joined the Massachusetts Bay Company in 1629 and became their Governor on April 8, 1630. He was the major backbone in molding the Colony’s government, also shaping its Legislative policy. Roger Williams: This man typically brought religious and political liberty to Rhode Island, (1603-1683). He acknowledged that, the civil government should punish whoever breaks the law, or poses harm or threat to the community.