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1) The key features of Puritanism include and not limited to the following;
i) They believe in elections. God retained the power to choose those that deserved to be saved and those that were to face damnation.
ii) They held high value for formal education and this explains why they started several learning institutions.
iii) They believed that sins had to be condemned and no tolerance to it was encouraged.
iv) They were opposed to Catholicism because they believed that the bureaucracy of the Catholic Church stood between man and God. They advocated for man presenting himself to God without intermediaries.
v) They believed that a person who believed in God had to espouse sobriety, responsibility and had to hardworking.
vi) Man was to focus on God only and not any other earthly authority.
Today some of the principles that were held by the puritans are still held today by almost all Americans.
Puritanism is the foundation of the spirit of individualism where every American is expected to be self-reliant. The issue of self governance based on sovereignty is closely related to Puritanism. People were taught to...
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