Most Puritans who migrated to North America came in the decade 1630-1640 in what is known as the Great Migration . See the main articles on each of the colonies for information on their political and social history; this article focuses on the religious history of the Puritans in North America .

During the reign of James I , some Puritans were no longer willing to wait for further church reforms. These Separatists left the national church and began holding their own religious meetings, with many migrating to the Netherlands in order to escape persecution and worship freely. Nevertheless, most Puritans remained within the Church of England. [3]

Under Charles I , Calvinist teachings were undermined and bishops became less tolerant of Puritan views and more willing to enforce the use of controversial ceremonies. New controls were placed on Puritan preaching, and some ministers were suspended or removed from their livings . Increasingly, many Puritans concluded that they had no choice but to imigrate. [4]

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The Puritans were a group of English-speaking Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries. Puritans thought that the English Reformation had not gone far enough. They also did not agree with some of the things the Church of England did.

King Henry VIII separated from the Roman Catholic Church in 1534 and established the Protestant Church of England. This Church remained until 1553. Queen Mary returned the Church to be Roman Catholic until 1558 when Elizabeth I of England became Queen . Since she was a Protestant many people were happy but thought that the Church had not changed enough and was still too much like Catholicism . [1]

A Puritan was any person who tried to become more pure through worship and doctrine . The Puritans' way of life and set of beliefs were called Puritanism . The most important parts of Puritanism were piety (obeying religious rules), dressing simply, and living a modest life.

Most Puritans who migrated to North America came in the decade 1630-1640 in what is known as the Great Migration . See the main articles on each of the colonies for information on their political and social history; this article focuses on the religious history of the Puritans in North America .

During the reign of James I , some Puritans were no longer willing to wait for further church reforms. These Separatists left the national church and began holding their own religious meetings, with many migrating to the Netherlands in order to escape persecution and worship freely. Nevertheless, most Puritans remained within the Church of England. [3]

Under Charles I , Calvinist teachings were undermined and bishops became less tolerant of Puritan views and more willing to enforce the use of controversial ceremonies. New controls were placed on Puritan preaching, and some ministers were suspended or removed from their livings . Increasingly, many Puritans concluded that they had no choice but to imigrate. [4]

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Most Puritans who migrated to North America came in the decade 1630-1640 in what is known as the Great Migration . See the main articles on each of the colonies for information on their political and social history; this article focuses on the religious history of the Puritans in North America .

During the reign of James I , some Puritans were no longer willing to wait for further church reforms. These Separatists left the national church and began holding their own religious meetings, with many migrating to the Netherlands in order to escape persecution and worship freely. Nevertheless, most Puritans remained within the Church of England. [3]

Under Charles I , Calvinist teachings were undermined and bishops became less tolerant of Puritan views and more willing to enforce the use of controversial ceremonies. New controls were placed on Puritan preaching, and some ministers were suspended or removed from their livings . Increasingly, many Puritans concluded that they had no choice but to imigrate. [4]

Most Puritans who migrated to North America came in the decade 1630-1640 in what is known as the Great Migration . See the main articles on each of the colonies for information on their political and social history; this article focuses on the religious history of the Puritans in North America .

During the reign of James I , some Puritans were no longer willing to wait for further church reforms. These Separatists left the national church and began holding their own religious meetings, with many migrating to the Netherlands in order to escape persecution and worship freely. Nevertheless, most Puritans remained within the Church of England. [3]

Under Charles I , Calvinist teachings were undermined and bishops became less tolerant of Puritan views and more willing to enforce the use of controversial ceremonies. New controls were placed on Puritan preaching, and some ministers were suspended or removed from their livings . Increasingly, many Puritans concluded that they had no choice but to imigrate. [4]

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The Puritans were a group of English-speaking Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries. Puritans thought that the English Reformation had not gone far enough. They also did not agree with some of the things the Church of England did.

King Henry VIII separated from the Roman Catholic Church in 1534 and established the Protestant Church of England. This Church remained until 1553. Queen Mary returned the Church to be Roman Catholic until 1558 when Elizabeth I of England became Queen . Since she was a Protestant many people were happy but thought that the Church had not changed enough and was still too much like Catholicism . [1]

A Puritan was any person who tried to become more pure through worship and doctrine . The Puritans' way of life and set of beliefs were called Puritanism . The most important parts of Puritanism were piety (obeying religious rules), dressing simply, and living a modest life.

Puritanism , a religious reform movement in the late 16th and 17th centuries that sought to “purify” the Church of England of remnants of the Roman Catholic “popery” that the Puritans claimed had been retained after the religious settlement reached early in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I . Puritans became noted in the 17th century for a spirit of moral and religious earnestness that informed their whole way of life, and they sought through church reform to make their lifestyle the pattern for the whole nation. Their efforts to transform the nation contributed both to civil war in England and to the founding of colonies in America as working models of the Puritan way of life.

After Cromwell’s death in 1658, conservative Puritans supported the restoration of King Charles II and a modified episcopal polity. However, they were outmaneuvered by those who reinstituted Laud’s strict episcopal pattern. Thus, English Puritanism entered a period known as the Great Persecution . English Puritans made a final unsuccessful attempt to secure their ideal of a comprehensive church during the Glorious Revolution, but England’s religious solution was defined in 1689 by the Toleration Act , which continued the established church as episcopal but also tolerated dissenting groups.

The Puritan ideal of realizing the Holy Commonwealth by the establishment of a covenanted community was carried to the American colony of Virginia by Thomas Dale, but the greatest opportunity came in New England . The original pattern of church organization in the Massachusetts Bay colony was a “middle way” between presbyterianism and Separatism, yet in 1648 four New England Puritan colonies jointly adopted the Cambridge Platform , establishing a congregational form of church government.

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