Lesson 1 (from The First Book, Chapters I-X:The Separatist Interpretation of the Reformation of the Church of England, 1550-1607)
The Puritans and their lives are the main topic in the book. Learn about the Puritans, their lifestyle and religious beliefs. Also learn about the conviction of the Puritans to better understand their actions and determination.
1. Discuss the formation of the Puritans. How did it come about? Who was in charge of the group? When did it form? What was the purpose of the group? What were the differences between the Puritans and the Church of England? How many people were in the group in the beginning? Where did they meet? Discuss the content of the meetings. What was the vision of the new church? What did it hope to accomplish? Was it successful, even marginally? How did the group handle the constant backlash from the Monarchy and members of the Church? Did the Puritans fight back? What could they have done that might have...
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