Puritan New England

Puritan New England - Puritan New England H L Mencken on Puritanism “That all encompassing fear that someone somewhere just might be having

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Unformatted text preview: Puritan New England H. L. Mencken on Puritanism: “That all encompassing fear that someone, somewhere, just might be having fun.” George Santayana on the Central Tenets of Puritan Theology: “(1) Man sins. (2) Man is punished. (3) Isn’t it glorious that man is punished?” “Courting Stick” In Puritan New England (1700), 1 in 10 brides were pregnant when they married “Bundling” (Bundling Board) “The Bundling Song” A bundling couple went to bed, With all their clothes from foot to head, That the defence might seem complete, Each was wrapped up in a sheet. But O! this bundling’s such a witch, The man of her did catch the itch, And so provoked was the wretch, That she of him a bastard catch’d The Case of Thomas Granger The Courting Stick Out-of-Wedlock Births Bundling The Bundling Song Case of Thomas Granger The Puritan Origins of Our American Selves? 1. Religious Identity 2. Ambivalence about Rebellion 3. American Exceptionalism Martin Luther (1483-1546) and the Protestant Reformation (starts 1517) Henry VIII (1491-1547) and the birth of the Anglican Church (1534) John Calvin (1509-1564) “Predestination” “elect” v. “damned” “Pilgrims” Mayfower...
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Puritan New England - Puritan New England H L Mencken on Puritanism “That all encompassing fear that someone somewhere just might be having

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