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Apr 1 Lecture - Witchcraft Lecture April 3, 2008 Late 17th...

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Witchcraft Lecture April 3, 2008 Late 17 th Century New England I. Intro II. Cultural Changes A. growing emphasis on covenant 1. ministers and the clergy are more likely to emphasis this 2. ministers have more power over their congregations a. few people are even becoming full members of the church b. less people trying to become visible saints i. men joined the church later in life 1) many young people didn’t find it necessary to become a visible saint 2) most of those trying to be visible saints are older men with growing awareness of their own mortality ii. women are more likely to join the church in their early twenties 1) during childbearing years they realize their mortality 2) it may be easier for a minister to dominate a female membership as opposed to a male membership iii. men see domination and are less likely to want that life 3. New England ministers are quite likely to impose their views on witchcraft on the congregation B. growing concern with providences and portents 1. Mathers notices a growing education that the supernatural likely does not exist a. he wants people to believe that spiritual forces are acting in our world b. the idea that god made the world to work on its own was contrary to puritan beliefs
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course HIS HIS/WST 21 taught by Professor Tillson during the Spring '08 term at Tampa.

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