Restoration in the 18th Century

Religion vs. Politics/Science

Changes in Religion: Questioning

Science and realistic explanations caused people to question their religion.


The belief that God created the world and then let it run on its own without God being involved.

  • This made people feel satisfied with an explanation for "the world".

Religion and Politics

Politics were determined by religion.

Charles II made the Anglican church the official church of England. He then outlawed and persecuted puritans and independent sects.