Problem

Puritanism

Nature:
One of the strongest and most dynamic forms of protestantism, puritanism has given rise to a strict moralism based on guilt which is manifested in religious intolerance, repression, censorship and general austerity. It has encouraged discrimination especially concerning sexual morality, from which a double standard of morality has evolved.
Incidence:
Puritanism has been particularly instrumental in forming the social attitudes of English-speaking nations.
Related Problems:
Prudery
Aggravates:
Religious intolerance
Strategies:
Condemning puritanism
Values:
Purism
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Subject(s):
Theology Religious observance
Date of last update
20.06.2018 – 18:36 CEST