Overview of Puritans (Elizabeth's reign)

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  • Puritans
    • Patrick Collinson referred to them as "the hotter sort of Protestant"
    • Would refer to themselves as 'the godly'
    • Heavily influenced by Calvin
      • Predestination - as God is omniscient (all-knowing) all ready determined if you're going to Heaven or Hell
        • Reprobate - go to Hell
        • Elect - go to Heaven
    • Activities
      • Preaching (explaining Scripture)
      • Studying Bible + Foxe's "Book of Martyrs"
      • Psalm singing
      • "Gadding" - going to another Church because their parish church is not Puritanical
      • Want to remove all traces of "popery" from Church of England


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