John Winthrop | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 22 pages of analysis & critique of John Winthrop.
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SOURCE: "The Political Thought of John Winthrop," in The New England Quarterly, Vol. III, October, 1930, pp. 681-705.

Below, Gray presents an overview of Winthrop's political philosophy, stressing his reliance on the idea of the social convenant.

God Almightie in his most holy and wise providence hath soe disposed of the Condicion of mankinde, as in all times some must be rich some poore, some highe and eminent in power and dignitie; others meane and in subieccion.

Miller on Winthrop's "A Model of Christian Charity" Sermon (1630):

We wonder whether, once Southampton and Land's End had sunk beneath the eastern horizon, once he had turned his face irrevocably westward, Winthrop suddenly realized that he was sailing not toward another island but a continent, and that once there the problem would be to keep the people fixed in the mold of the Cambridge Agreement, to prevent them from following the lure...

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