Segment descriptions
        
Topics in American History Series:
        
Religion, Part 1

             Description: Religion 3

Sampler
Religion, Part 1     sampler 
2’-54”   (59’ lecture)  
     
What is Deism, the acknowledged religious belief
of many of America’s founding fathers, and how |
does it manifest itself in the First Amendment of
Bill of Rights?                  
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America was always a Protestant country, expressed in its values.
 

   

Birth of Protestantism.   Martin Luther, reformer.
 

   

Puritanism.   John Calvin, reformer, dynamism aspect,
 

   

Puritanism in America
 

 

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Ann Hutchinson challenges Puritanism.  No need for society.
 

   

Half-Way Covenant.  Children are half saved – saved.
 

 

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Massachusetts Bay Colony always a capitalist society measured by materialism.  Work not religious becomes central in their lives.
 

   

Puritanism and mass hysteria of witches.
 

 

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Puritanism and its achievements:  education, sense of religious freedom.
 

 

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Religious revival movements.  Women’s role.

 

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Other religions in the Colonies.

 

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Various concepts of Protestantism.

   

The Constitution and religion.  Bill of Rights.  Deism.  Separation of church and state.
 

 

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Revivalism in perspective.