Dr. King Notecard

Abstract

In this notecard, Dr. King expresses his ideals and philosophical viewpoint pertaining to the doctrine of "Puritanism."

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Dr. King Notecard
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Transcript

Puritanism: The doctrine of the puritans, a sect originally so-called because 1) They wished to purify English Protestantism by removing all traces of Roman Catholic forms and ceremonies. It emphasized the Bible instead of tradition or reason as the chief source of authority. Though its early leaders were influenced by Lutheran ideas these were thrown off by 1550 and eventually Puritan theology became almost purely [MS:illegible] Puritanism placed great emphasis [Crossed out text: On] strict morally.
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