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Mar 6 - Reshaping the old English occult world A Making the...

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Reshaping the old English occult world A. Making the Puritan witch a. the process of becoming a saint is very strict and they did with the idea of the “Puritan witch” b. Puritan ministers say that you are winning your salvation, but preparing yourself for that salvation c. if trying to live a virtuous life sets the stage for salvation then someone can “set the stage” for witch- hood and open doors for a contract with Satan d. the contract i. witch promises obedience to Satan and Satan promises a special place in hell and is implied, not written usually e. this moves the Puritans away from the old English ideas that they have covenants i. this makes it easier to prosecute witches f. Opposed to Ritual i. against salvation by faith ii. against the idea that each person has a personal relationship with God iii. The old ideas of cannibalism and having an orgy are generally absent from the attitude toward witched iv. B. The “city on a hill” besieged a. leading by example to convert the world to Puritanism b.
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