The View From 1776

Puritanism: List of Related Postings

The following is a list of earlier postings on the subject of Puritanism.  Those posting were prompted by liberals’ ever strident attacks on Christians and by the generally scornful dismissal of Puritans as ignorant and bigoted.  As the 1920s notorious critic H. L. Mencken put it, “Puritanism was a form of neurosis.”

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09/24 at 06:26 PM
  1. The Puritans like the rest of us humans had their failings. One of them was intolerance for other people's religious beliefs. For example, Roger Williams, had to leave and found Providence Plantation.
    But they did have town meetings to manage their communal affairs. Of course, one must be a member of the only Church to participate. At least, that is my understanding of it.
    Then there the witch trials and punishment in Salem.
    Posted by Donald W. Bales  on  09/24  at  09:55 PM
  2. Roger Williams wasn
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  09/29  at  03:42 PM
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