General Spirituality And Religion Articles

The Amish: Expressing The Freedom of Religion

The Amish are a religious sect of Christianity that has made a big impact on American culture. Though they appear to hold opposite values than most Americans, they still seem to embody the American spirit of independence, individuality and religious freedom. The Anabaptists The roots of the Amish sect come from a religious group in Europe known as the Anabaptists. At the time of the Protestant Revolution, the Anabaptists split off from the rest of Protestantism with … [Read more...]

Who Were The Puritans?

The puritans were a division of protestants in the 16th and 17th century from England. One sect in particular was called the English Calvinists. These people were sometimes outcasts from the regular clergy that did not believe in the more progressive nature of the Church of England at the time. The term puritan should not be confused with the idea that these people were pure of heart or mind; however this is what they thought of themselves. Historically the word … [Read more...]