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Puritans, Quakers and Methodists

17 2 Religious thrift: Puritans, Quakers and Methodists Puritans and predestination The ‘frugality’ definition of thrift as ‘economic management, economy, sparing us or expenditures of means, frugality, saving’ is the one with which we are now most familiar. This second meaning, according to Yates and Hunter, did not emerge until around 200  years after the first. They argue that up until the fourteenth century, thrift did not exist ‘as a category of moral reflection or practical ethics’; rather, thrift in the sense of frugality emerged with the transformation

in A brief history of thrift
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of Hamilton Technology Inc, a subsidiary of the Hamilton Watch Co, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, which had diversified into the defence business in 1968. In August 1969, he and his wife Helen consequently moved the family of five children (Tom, James, Beverly, Shirley and Nancy) to Lancaster, close to some of the most religious communities in the USA. Apart from his devotion to building up Hamilton’s new electronics division, it is also apparent that he became a dedicated member of the Church of God, in Landisville, a Christian fundamentalist congregation that

in Ferranti: A History