Causes Of Mrs Hutchinson Trial

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March 1638, a most grievous trial has ended. In the Bay Colony a woman of God, Mrs. Anne Hutchinson, has been banished from our commonwealth for her faith in the Lord our God. Mrs. Hutchinson has caused quite a stir since her arrival in Massachusetts. The controversy, centered around house meetings based on the teachings of John Cotton (WGBH Educational Foundation 2010) held by Mrs. Hutchinson, has landed her in this unusual predicament. Mrs. Hutchinson’s proclamation is that salvation comes through grace, not works (WGBH Educational Foundation 2010). The Biblical truth she shares in her house concerning discussions of theological nature has caused disdain among the colony, and most notably our Puritan pastors (WGBH Educational Foundation
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