What's the difference between puritans and separatists?Explain the significance in the colonies
Were not radical enough
to want to split away from the Church of England. They wanted to reform
it from within.
opposed the way in which the English churches functioned and they
struggled to make changes to it. They believed that religious schools
and the practices resulted in corruption; even in the worship of God.
Therefore, Puritans believed that people should start following purer
forms to worship God.
interested to remain a part of England and to work for biblical
reformation by remaining there. They declared themselves as English,
even after their migration to New England. They wanted their new colony
to be a biblical witness setting an example of the right kind of
religious practices, and wanted to set an example for Old England and
for the entire world.Separatists
Did want to form a separate church. They felt that the Church
of England was too far gone and that it was not possible to save it.
opposed the racial refinement and genocide. The people with more power
exploited the weaker class economically. The separatists completely
opposed this economic exploitation, and they tried through all their
actions to put a stop to this unfair exploitation.
The Separatists aimed
at achieving reformation without tarrying, though they were aware that
it could separate them from the church and the nation. They also
declared themselves as English, but aimed at innovative political and
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