While aboard the Arabella sailing from England to Massachusetts Bay in 1630, Puritan John Winthrop delivered the sermon ”A Model of Christian Charity.” He culminated this speech by establishing how their new Puritan colony will be as a ”city upon a hill” in which God and the rest of the world will bear to witness to their exemplary example of proper Christian life. Seven years after Winthrop delivered this speech, he was overcome with a sense of superiority over other Christian sects as the elected governor and was determined to maintain his idea of purity within Puritanism by any means possible. When a woman by the name of Anne Hutchinson threatened to destroy the power that Winthrop acquired and the community he helped create, he was determined to shut her down before she set it all aflame.
"Anne Hutchinson: A Threatening Daughter of Eve to the “City Upon a Hill”,"
Locus: The Seton Hall Journal of Undergraduate Research: Vol. 6, Article 4.
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