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By the 1660s and 1670s, ministers were regularly castigating people for selfishness, manifestations of pride, violations of the sabbath, and a "great backsliding" from the colony’s original purposes. Identify the statements that describe "jeremiads" and how ministers used them to influence the actions of settlers.

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The statements that describes Jeremiads are:

  • interpretations of social and environmental issues—like failed crops and disease—as God's disapproval
  • warnings issued by ministers for violations of the church's teaching

Who were the Jeremiads?

The Jeremiads were the religious ministers that tried to establish a sort of social control on the society.

These set of people were always having prophecies about the imminent downfall of the society.

The ministers used this as a way of controlling the moral life and the actions of the settlers.

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May 21, 2022
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