Section 2.3 - American Studies 100 Wednesday, February 3rd,...

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American Studies 100 Wednesday, February 3rd, 1999 Announcements: None Lecture notes: Progression of Puritans J. Cotton ("Divine Right") ----- J. Winthrop ("Christian Charity") ----- J. Winthrop (" Exclusion of Heretics") Why did Puritan colony only last approximately 60 years? - Two theories 1. As the Puritans came into contact with other people through immigration and the Native Americans, they began to experience other cultures and that is when the downfall began. 2. The Principle of Exclusion - the more rigidly a line is drawn around the community, the more rigidly it is excluding people outside the community. Three Heretics Roger Williams - Believed that all religions were equal in the eyes of the law - Preached separation of church and state - Wanted to keep religion in its purest form - What can the government do well? ~> protect bodies ~> protect goods ~> must not interfere with the mind and spirit - Believed that any church maintained and run by the state was corrupt - Called himself a seeker ~ seeking the perfect religion
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2008 for the course AM ST 100 taught by Professor Selzer during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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