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...n support the religious groups. The Puritans’ influence also significantly caused social development in the New England colonies in that education was always first priority, which caused new creations and requirements regarding schooling. The Puritans were similar to those of the utopian society New Harmony. Both the Puritans and the Harmonists split from a church because they felt it was not competent; Puritans left the Anglican Church and Harmonists left the Lutheran Church. The Puritans and Harmonists were both protestant religious group. Similar to the Puritans, Harmonists advocated for celibacy, but rather eternal celibacy (instead of a refrain from celibacy after marriage). Also, the Puritans and Harmonists both believed in millennialism - the belief that after the second coming of Christ, there would be 1,000 years under His rule until the final judgement day.
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