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Synonyms for Puritan

Synonyms for Puritan

a person who is too much concerned with being proper, modest, or righteous

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a member of a group of English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought that the Protestant Reformation under Elizabeth was incomplete and advocated the simplification and regulation of forms of worship

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someone who adheres to strict religious principles

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a person excessively concerned about propriety and decorum

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English Puritans first turned to the theory of contract to protect their rights against royal absolutism.
From this political 'market', English Puritans believed that the Anglo-Saxon institutions representing the epitome of personal freedom and justice had spontaneously emerged.
John Owen, leading theologian among the English Puritans, has recently been attracting increasing scholarly interest.
The American Dream, which evolved out of its author's attempt to trace the history of our nation's patriotism, is organized in rough chronological order--from the English Puritans whose Biblical vision inspired a struggle to construct what Massachusetts Bay Colony Governor John Winthrop called a "city upon a hill" to contemporary citizens who yearn for an effortless existence.
Jesuits, whether French or Spanish, shared a Catholic fanaticism, which English Puritans matched in fervor, if not ferocity, in the early seventeenth century.
As a typical Victorian, Landseer shared many Victorian prejudices, including an obsession with the English Puritans as ridiculous figures of fun," he writes.
Anyone who has not encountered the writings of the English Puritans before will be helped by the background given in the short introduction, as well as by the thumb-nail sketches of the writers prefixed to each chapter.
No Christians, since the early ages, or only perhaps the English Puritans in modern times, have ever stood by their Faith as the Moslem do by theirs, - believing it wholly, fronting Time with it, and Eternity with it.
Since the publication of Jonas Barish's seminal The Anti-theatrical Prejudice in 1981, it has become a truism in Renaissance studies that English Puritans despised English theater.
Adapted by Hugh Whitemore from his hit 1987 Broadway play, this is the wry story of the gay English mathematician who broke the Germans' supposedly unbreakable Enigma code during World War II, only to be confronted with his own personal battle against prissy English puritans.
In addition, elite women who did choose to breastfeed themselves, as an increasing number did among seventeenth-century English Puritans, could rely on medical advice books in the absence of personal knowledge.
From their very beginning the American colonies attracted ideologists in the form of English Puritans.
99) While it may be true for English Puritans, Matar's argument does not apply to their American contemporaries.
Circumstances were different in Scotland with its "alternative eschatological heritage" (103), though connections with English puritans were strong and Scots were invited to contribute to the Westminster Assembly in 1643.
By 1640, 20,000 English Puritans had emigrated to the Bay Colony; Massachusetts residents created two offshoot colonies, Connecticut and Rhode Island; land-hungry farmers founded over thirty towns; Harvard College and a public school system were established; and the region no longer looked like a remote outpost of English civilization struggling to survive in a forbidding environment: in ten years it had become Puritan New England -- a prosperous society built on piety and plows.