Puritanism constitutes a sectarian derivative, extension, and intensification of European Calvinism in England and the United States. It represents Anglo-Saxon Calvinism, namely Calvinist Protestantism and revolution in these regions closely following the French Reformed Church, notably Calvin’s theological doctrines and religious–political activities in France and at Geneva. This makes Puritans English-American sectarian Calvinists, Calvin’s loyal disciples in England and America, and virtually identical in doctrine, organization, and action to the Huguenots, their French precursors and contemporaries. In one of the group’s early historical accounts, History of England, David Hume depicts Puritanism as a Calvinist sect and Puritans as sectaries. Weber, in his Economy and Society, considers it a sect within Calvinism. Also, Richard Tawney remarks, in Religion and the Rise of Capitalism, that Puritanism developed ...

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