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At the same time, the ruling Protestant elite attempted openly or covertly to Protestantize members of other communities and bring them to accept the values of the majority faith.
8) These texts presented godly soteriology in lay terms, and in particular articulated English Calvinist notions of sin, repentance, and election in rhetoric designed for "the common sort of Christians," as they sought to protestantize their readers by offering functional models and methods by which the pious Protestant might ascertain whether he or she had been included among the ranks of God's elect.
These two proposals are but merely the first step down the road towards a reinvigorated, oppressive Protestant Empire bent on using a complex mixture of coercion and suasion to Protestantize the American people.