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Puritanism was a movement within the early modern Church of England characterized by unusual and profoundly moral religious seriousness, by efforts to have Christianity permeate all of private and social life, and by the desire for more extensive Protestant reforms in worship and church polity. It emerged soon after the founding of the Church of England in 1559 (Anglicanism) a…

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Schäufele, Wolf-Friedrich, “Puritanism”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026071>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107

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