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Puritan

(in the late 16th and 17th centuries)
any of the more extreme English Protestants, most of whom were Calvinists, who wished to purify the Church of England of most of its ceremony and other aspects that they deemed to be Catholic
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As put forward by the Puritan leader Thomas Cartwright in the 1570s, reformation was to include the abolition of bishops, stricter enforcement of church discipline, elimination of most ceremonies and rituals, and higher standards for the clergy.
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New Israel/New England; Jews and Puritans in early America.
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Forty years ago John Demos' A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony (1970) helped shift the emphasis in early New England Studies from the Puritan mind to the Puritan body.
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Puritan divines like Cotton Mather railed mightily against flowing locks on men.
Professor Bernard Capp has recorded a podcast looking back to the Puritan era in the 17th century when a ban on Christmas prompted widespread rioting.
culture that used excess as a means of rebuking the Puritan past that it