Starting with John Winthrop, a man who was stubborn and strict in the manner he worshipped God, and devoted his life. Making it known that nothing will stray his faith towards him and heaven. His neighbors and people he met were awfully extravagance, making it difficult for him to accept. A Puritans thought process was that anything knowledgeable about god outside of the bible was fake and mostly likely evil. A woman claimed to have received divine information from God himself and as a result, she was banished. This woman was known as Anne Hutchinson, a Puritan spiritual adviser.
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