This is a 24 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the Rise of Puritanism. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Puritanism was a religious reform movement that arose within the Church of England in the late 16th century. Under siege from church and crown, it sent an offshoot in the the 17th century to the northern English colonies in the New World; a migration that laid the foundation for the religious, intellectual, and social order of New England. Puritanism, was not only a historically specific phenomenon coincident with the founding of New England; it was also a lifestyle of living in the that has reverberated through American life ever since.
Most Americans have a profound misconception of the Puritans. They know that the Puritans settled in New England, particularly MA, and have had a profound influence on American society and culture. They have been taught that the Puritans fled from England to escape religious and political persecution and they believe that the Puritans established religious toleration in America. It is this last belief which is false.
The American experience of Puritanism was its discovery that it had been, primarily an oppositional movement; not a “freeing” movement. Intolerant as it was, Puritanism was the dominant spiritual regimen of early America. Puritanism organized religious experience within the broader American scene, its central themes recur in the related religious communities of Quakers, Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists, and a whole range of evangelical Protestants. The word “Puritan” came to mean “constricted, cold” best described by H. L. Mencken’s famous remark that a Puritan is one who suspects “someone somewhere is having a good time.”
The presentation covers the following:
Roots of Puritanism
Puritans & Dissenters
16th Century Priests
Growth of Puritanism
Attacking the Church
Move to America
Impact on Early America
Impact of Teachings
Decline of Puritanism
The American Experience
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