Essays on puritans

The Puritans believed that man must follow the Bible exactly and try to communicate directly with God. In order to communicate with God there had to be no distractions from their religion. In order to achieve this the Puritans held to an austere and Spartan lifestyle. Puritans immersed themselves in their work and avoided art, sculpture, poetry, drama or anything else that might be seen as a distraction. Even home furnishings were simply made of wood. The result of this lifestyle of hard work was a community that was wealthy and industrious. Since God was an all knowing and powerful force the puritans saw their wealth as a gift from God and a sign that they were correct. The Puritans sought to stamp out anything that might interfere in the correctness of their way. Any non believers were considered to be in error and were not to be tolerated. Eventually non believers like Roger Williams were driven out of the New England Colony. (It should be noted that the Puritans had fled England due to religious persecution and were now themselves persecuting others.)

Essays on puritans

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