Calvinism - 1530 A.D.

1. American Puritanism
     was to a great extent
     an outgrowth of Calvinism.

2. Andre' Siegfried says:
     "The Puritan
     is proud to be rich.

3. "If he makes money,
     he likes to tell himself
     that Divine Providence
     sends it to him.

4. "His wealth itself
     becomes in his eyes
     as well as the eyes of others
     a mark of God's blessing.

5. "A time comes
     when he no longer knows
     if he acts for duty's sake
     or for interest's sake.

6. "It becomes difficult
     in those conditions
     to make a demarcation
     between religious aspiration
     and the pursuit of wealth."