10 Facts About Puritanism


Puritanism played a significant role in English history, especially during the Protectorate.

FactSnippet No. 1,188,630

Puritanism was never a formally defined religious division within Protestantism, and the term Puritan itself was rarely used after the turn of the 18th century.

FactSnippet No. 1,188,631

Puritanism had a historical importance over a period of a century, followed by fifty years of development in New England.

FactSnippet No. 1,188,632

Puritanism called the Hampton Court Conference in 1604, and heard the teachings of four prominent Puritan leaders, including Laurence Chaderton, but largely sided with his bishops.

FactSnippet No. 1,188,633

Puritanism was well informed on theological matters by his education and Scottish upbringing, and he dealt shortly with the peevish legacy of Elizabethan Puritanism, pursuing an eirenic religious policy, in which he was arbiter.

FactSnippet No. 1,188,634

The Fifth Monarchy Men, a radical millenarian wing of Puritanism, aided by strident, popular clergy like Vavasor Powell, agitated from the right wing of the movement, even as sectarian groups like the Ranters, Levellers, and Quakers pulled from the left.

FactSnippet No. 1,188,635

Puritanism broadly refers to a diverse religious reform movement in Britain committed to the Continental Reformed tradition.

FactSnippet No. 1,188,636

Puritanism has attracted much scholarly attention, and as a result, the secondary literature on the subject is vast.

FactSnippet No. 1,188,637

Puritanism is considered crucial to understanding the religious, political and cultural issues of early modern England.

FactSnippet No. 1,188,638

Puritanism has been credited with the creation of modernity itself, from England's Scientific Revolution to the rise of democracy.

FactSnippet No. 1,188,639