Puritans on apparitions, ghosts, demons etc.

Romans830

Puritan Board Freshman
Hi All,

Wondering what are your thoughts on what some call Puritan superstitions regarding apparitions etc. The puritans believed anyone that rejected these activities was a sadducee or unbeliever. Richard Baxter has a book on the topic that you can find online. Just search Richard Baxter Apparitions. Other Puritan works also mention puritan beliefs in these matters. Here's an interesting article about the American Puritans:
 

NaphtaliPress

Administrator
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BayouHuguenot

Puritanboard Clerk
Hi All,

Wondering what are your thoughts on what some call Puritan superstitions regarding apparitions etc. The puritans believed anyone that rejected these activities was a sadducee or unbeliever. Richard Baxter has a book on the topic that you can find online. Just search Richard Baxter Apparitions. Other Puritan works also mention puritan beliefs in these matters. Here's an interesting article about the American Puritans:

You can find similar comments by the late 19th century/early 20th century Dutch Reformed. Unfortunately, much of it is still in Dutch.
 
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