Unformatted text preview: 5) What role did confession play in the Puritans’ belief system? How did accused witches benefit from confession? Why were women more likely than men to make a confession? How did the confessions of male and female witches differ? 6) How could confession make a woman a “model of Puritan womanhood?” How did the trials and confessions reinforce traditional views of appropriate behavior and women’s roles as wives and mothers? Why was it more difficult for women than men to establish their innocence? 7) How did Puritan theology and views of Satan change in the decades after the Salem trials? What does Reis mean by saying that Puritans dispossessed Satan after 1692? Briefly ID and explain the significance of: Covenant theology Assurance Justification Sanctification Predestination Spectral evidence Familiars Devil’s Pact Secret sins...
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- Spring '09
- Salem Witch Trials, Reis, Witchcraft, Puritan New England, Puritan theology