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Antinomianism, which means "against the law," was a centuries-old heresy whose basic tenet held that Christians were not bound by traditional moral law, particularly that of the Old Testament. Instead, man could be guided by an inner light that would reveal the proper forms of conduct.
Anne Hutchinson was accused of advancing this viewpoint in the early years of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Her views were regarded as a direct threat to the political and clerical leaders of the community.
Anne Hutchinson - Bibliography Pt.1
Leonardo, Winnifred K. Rugg (Paperback) The Antinomian Controversy 1636-1638 : A Documentary History by David D. Hall (Editor) (Paperback - November 1990) Anne Hutchinson : Religious Leader (Colonial Leaders) by Arthur M., Jr. Schlesinger (Editor ...
Puritans in Colonial America
... He": Gender and History Burnham, Michelle Anne Hutchinson and the Economics of Antinomian Selfhood in Colonial New England. Williams, Rhys H. Visions of the Good Society and the Religious Roots of American Political Culture Christine ...
Connecticut's Heritage Gateway
... dissatisfied with the land offered them and discouraged by the Anne Hutchinson Antinomian controversy. They decided, therefore, to establish an independent colony at Quinnipiac, the site of a good harbor. Davenport and Eaton removed to the ...