The Connecticut Valley was also the area of most radical revivalism and the start of a rebellious mindset within the colonies. The Great Awakening revived the religiously decaying nation by creating new religions and by breaking religious and culture norms. It also brought about "New Lights", new followers of religion who opposed traditional ways and religious practices. Connecticut was the region with the biggest divide between the New Lights and the Old Lights as well. With tensions rising between New Lights and Old Lights in Connecticut conflicts broke out.
Individuals wanting religious tolerance that was different from the national religion began to cause tension within the country. One of the major religious conflicts between the Protestant and Catholics divided nations through Europe. As the Protestant Reformation spread to England, the tensions between the Protestants and Catholics quickly escalated all over the country. For England, the constant change of rulers altered the nation’s religion from Protestantism to Catholicism. Many people felt conflicted over which religion to practice with the fear of persecution by the crown.
In turn, some of these protests ended up taking a more extremist route when dealing with such radical issues. As Karen Armstrong puts it, “Perhaps the most important factor to understand about this widespread religious militancy is its rootedness in a deep fear of annihilation. Every fundamentalist movement I have studied in Judaism, Christianity and Islam is convinced that modern secular society wants to wipe out religion-even in America. Fundamentalists, therefore, believe they are fighting for survival, and when people feel that their backs are to the wall, some can strike out violently.” (Karen Armstrong) To reiterate, fundamentalism is emerging simultaneously with gl... ... middle of paper ... ... of the world. As long as society continues to push the limits, fundamentalists will do the same.
Revolutionary is defined as “something markedly changed or introducing radical change” ("Related Queries." Revolutionary). Some events that had a radical change was the English Civil War and the Glorious Revolution in Europe. These events began when there was a split between the Parliament and King Charles I. Both sides had many arguments, and were not willing to back down over the principles that they had about the manner of the government, and how all those problems could be solved.
A Single Eye As An Attack on Puritanism The seventeenth century was a tumultuous time in England; rife with revolution she saw her governmental system, religious affairs and legal code completely overhauled. All across Europe this type of change was common, but England's changes were brought about largely by the influences of and reactions to a variation of Calvinist Protestantism known as Puritanism. Its followers clashed violently with the Anglican establishment in a civil war and by 1650 the Puritans had gained power over the Anglican monarchists. Executing Charles I, Oliver Cromwell took the helm of the nation placing Puritan values center stage. Puritan morality, strict adherence to the scriptures and rigid belief in predestination encountered active resistance, inspiring counter-revolutions in thought that would put freedom at the forefront of the English consciousness.
The Declaratory came in the wake of the Stamp Act being repealed and was an even harsher Act of Parliament that made a bad situation much worse and increased tensions. In this act Parliament declared its total control over colonies. All these examples show that they annoyed the colonies and made them want to become independent from the British. Even in Britain, 200 years earlier under King Henry VIII increased controls against... ... middle of paper ... ...ica had been settled by dissenters and radicals and the descendants of these had inherited the spirit of liberty. In conclusion I believe that it was the sense of nation identity and tighter British control which caused the revolution.
Puritan society believed strongly in myth, magic, and religious superstitions that was immensely used by the Puritans before democracy, capitalism, and the scientific revolution gave rise from the Enlightenment period. First, the religious philosophies between these ages of thinking were very radical for their time in history which eventually discarded the old ideas and beliefs of Puritanism into more modern ideas and reasoning of the Enlightenment. Writing was a principle of social philosophy that both ages conflicted with due to the differences of how and what they wrote about religion. In John Edwards’ “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”, he wrote and instilled fear to those who were thinking of moving away from Puritan teachings by saying that God will have wrath to those who didn’t glorify him which caused some Puritans to revert to the old teachings rather than the new ideas of religion. On the contrary, writings ... ... middle of paper ... ...een altered since then.
Hugo Grotius's work undoubtedly generated a great deal of interest among Protestant thinkers, but it also occasioned a critical response that threatened to undermine the whole project. The most dangerous writer in this respect was Thomas Hobbes. Hobbes simultaneously adapted and subverted the new jurisprudence, producing a theory that would become notorious for its apparent atheism and absolutism. As a result, early natural law writers were dogged by accusations of Hobbism, the charge that behind their attempts to forge a new tradition lay the reduction of moral and political obligation to self-interest alone. Cumberland's De Legibus Naturae, with its sustained assault on Hobbes's ideas, constituted one of the most important and influential responses to this damaging accusation.
The 1770s proved to be a time of much chaos and debate. The thirteen colonies, which soon gained their independence, were in the midst of a conflict with Great Britain. The colonies were suffering from repeated injuries and usurpations inflicted upon them by the British. As a result of these inflictions, Thomas Paine and Patrick Henry addressed these injustices, and proved to be very persuasive through providing reasoning and evidence that moved many colonists to believe that to reach contentment and peace the colonies had to rid themselves of British rule. Henry and Paine were successful in swaying their audience, not only because of the rhetorical strategies used, but also because they were passionate about the cause they were committed to.
The 1770s proved to be a time of much chaos and debate. The thirteen colonies, which soon gained their independence, were in the midst of a conflict with Great Britain. The colonies were suffering from repeated injuries and usurpations inflicted upon them by the British. As a result of these inflictions, Thomas Paine and Patrick Henry addressed these injustices, and proved to be very persuasive through providing reasoning and evidence that moved many colonists to believe that to reach contentment and peace the colonies had to rid themselves of British rule. These men's works were very effective, not only because of the rhetorical devices used, but also because Paine and Henry were passionate about the cause they were committed to.