Compare And Contrast Vane And Hutchinson's Criticism Of The Puritans

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argued that Adam had not been made in the image of God, and that Adam had never received the seal of the spirit. Anne Hutchinson believed that she was directly inspired by the spirit of the scripture. Many felt that Vane and Hutchinson were suggesting that the instructions of the scripture was unnecessary. Hutchinson’s criticism of the Puritans for what she considered to be a narrow concept of morality and her protests against the authority of the clergy were widely supported by Bostonians at first. But soon afterwards when John Winthrop opposed her she lost much of her support after he won election as governor. She was tried by the General Court for “traducing the ministers,” and was convicted in 1637, and was sentenced to banishment. All

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