The Newton Court Trial Of Mrs. Hutchinson

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William O’Leary
Mrs. Bowie
HIS 101
3 November 2014
The Newton Courts Banishment of Mrs. Hutchinson
The Trial of Mrs. Anne Hutchinson was a controversial case between 1636 and 1638. Mrs. Anne Hutchinson was a Puritan leader, and had a great following of people within the Boston colony. The church resented her for speaking ill against the ministers. After her trial in 1638 she was imprisoned and banished from the colony. The centuries-old teachings of the church were now being questioned by a Puritan colony woman, Mrs. Anne Hutchinson.
Predestination is the knowing where your spirit will end up when you are born. You personally will not know, but a higher being does. Mrs. Hutchinson’s view on predestination was that if we are predestined by God …show more content…

Hutchinson brings witnesses to help defend herself. Her witnesses were; Mr. Coggeshall, Mr. Leveret, and Mr. Cotton. First, Mr. Coggeshall agreed that she never said anything that they are charging her with. The next witness, Mr. Leveret, he states that she never said that the ministers were not able ministers of the New Testament. He quotes her as saying, “’…that they did not preach a covenant of grace so clearly as Mr. Cotton did…’”. After Mr. Leveret testifies, the prosecution calls Mr. Cotton. Mr. Cotton defends Mrs. Hutchinson by recalling what she spoke to him, “she told them to this purpose that they did not hold forth a covenant of grace as I did.” She believed that the ministers were like apostles before they had found Christ. Preaching but not with the grace of God. She saw John Cotton as one that had the grace of God and was preaching truth. After her guilty sentence, many people would blame her for misfortune. They believed that she brought trouble for disgracing God, and he is now taking it out on us.
In conclusion, Mrs. Hutchinson challenged the Church because she believed they were leading its followers to hell. She gained these views by listening to ministers like; John Cotton and John Wheelwright. She had many followers; the church began to keep an eye on her which led to her trial. During the trial she was supported by the men she followed in the faith. Her religious views became her downfall within Boston, as she was imprisoned and

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