Calvinism Puritanism broadly refers to a diverse religious reform movement in Britain committed to the continental Reformed tradition. They believed that all of their beliefs should be based on the Biblewhich they considered to be divinely inspired.
He shared it at his blog earlier this week and it struck me how so much of what we are sure we know about history is wrong. In fact, so much of what we know about life is wrong.
We hear things and assume after a while that they are true but do not investigate for ourselves. Ask the average person what they know of Puritans, and what they know of the Puritans and sex, and I am quite convinced that they will tell you things that are just plain wrong.
As this quote shows, the Puritans were hardly Puritanical when it came to their attitude toward sex. Far more excellent than the condition of single life.
They elaborated that point specifically and often. This becomes clearer once we are clued into the now-outdated terms by which they customarily referred to sexual intercourse: Marriage is a coupling together of two persons into one flesh, according to the ordinance of God.
By yoking, joining, or coupling is meant, not only outward dwelling together of the married folks. Married sex was not only legitimate in the Puritan view; it was meant to be exuberant. In the Puritan view, God had given the physical world, including sex, for human welfare.Like the Pilgrims, the Puritans were English Protestants who believed that the reforms of the Church of England did not go far enough.
In their view, the liturgy was still too Catholic.
Bishops. Puritan Sex: The Surprising History of Puritans and Sexual Practices Published by Sarah Handley-Cousins on September 10, We have an image of puritans as cold, severe, hyper-strict and religious people, and while that’s not entirely false, it’s also not entirely true.
Featured Resources Classic Puritan Books. Works of Richard Sibbes: 7 Volume Set The Works of John Owen(16 Vol. Set). Exposition of Hebrews (7 Volume Set) by John Owen Biblical Theology by John Owen Letters of Samuel Rutherford(Unabridged).
The Loveliness of Christ by . Sex within marriage was a gift from God and as much a rightful expression of love as it was a means to reproduction. The Puritans approved of the stabilizing influence of married life and believed it established conditions conducive to the worship of God.
Laws were made in accordance with Puritan religious and moral. beliefs— sex crimes were looked upon as a threat to the social order. Sex crimes were usually defined as those that took place.
outside of marriage. Some examples of sex crimes are: fornication, bastardy, adultery, and rape. Noun. She's a puritan about sex. some of the town's puritans still maintain that sex education has no place in the schools.