BY ANNE HUTCHINSON
"THE PERFECT ILLUSTRATION OF A MARTYR IN THIS DAY AND AGE. HUTCHINSON HAS MADE SACRIFICES THAT NO OTHER WOMAN CAN LAY CLAIM TO, AND SHE PAINTS THIS TO HER READERS IN HER GRIPPING MEMOIR."
"HUTCHINSON HAS FACED MANY TRIALS, FIGURATIVELY AND OTHERWISE, IN HER LIFETIME. IN ANTINOMIAN, SHE SHOWS THOSE WHO OPPOSE HER JUST WHO GOD IS AND IT'S TERRIFYINGLY INSPIRING."
ANNE HUTCHINSON was one of the many
dissenters of the puritan faith, believing
in the idea of antinomianism. She spent
most of her time in the Massachusetts
Bay colony trying to spread her beliefs,
later persecuted and sent into exile for
them, despite being a social authority.
She is also the author of The Passive Soul
and Of God and Man, both best-sellers.
"IT IS GRACE THAT SAVES THE MAN, NOT THE DEEDS HE PERFORMS TO EARN THE LORD'S FAVOUR."
Anne Hutchinson was well known as a dissenter of the Puritan faith: believing that rather than good deeds being the factor to offer salvation, it was the grace of God alone. This was ill-perceived by the church in the Massachusetts Bay colony, leading to Hutchinson's exile. She creates a story that shows the reader what life in exile was like under the mercy of her God, along with the love of her family. It touches upon the trial she faced with the religious authority in the colony, as well as the hell she went through to keep her life until she came across the Rhode Island colony, where she then continued to live and teach her faith.