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The Trial Of Martha Carrier Analysis

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The innovation of the 17th and 18th century was a period of outward forms of worship in Reformed churches. Singing of hymns, the sounds of the chapel organ, beautiful architectural styles, and new worships all came into being gradually, in the face of sometimes rather stiff obstruction. According to Questia and Wikipedia; Calvinism (also called the Reformed tradition, Reformed Christianity or the Reformed faith) is a major branch of Protestantism that follows the theological tradition and forms of Christian practice of John Calvin and other Reformation-era theologians. Per Questia the Calvinistic doctrine of predestination says that God has selected who will die and who will live; and that Christians are unconditionally elected for salvation…show more content…
333). Mather’s religious views are evident in his writings, which were frequently seen in colonial literature. Cotton’s response to Salem’s supposed witches, while marked, was not unusual in an age still riveted by fates. As we know the Puritans back in the Seventeenth-century truly believed in a spiritual world-view, believing that the divine and the heavenly realms overlapped. Therefore the trials of this world were but temporal obscurities of an eternal certainty. If, as the Puritans believed, God exposed his will in the events of the material world; as they also believed that the devil influenced the outcome of earthly events... Both Cotton Mather’s and Nathaniel Hawthorne had a significant place in American literature. The idea of deliverance is as old as civilization. Whatever we categorize ourselves as Christian, Jew, Muslim, or any other hundreds of religions out there, one can find ourselves challenging the most key question: Whom or what is God and what is the makeup of this power or being; will the human kind whom service God be gifted the salvation of
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