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John Wheelwright

(c. 1592—1679) minister in America


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(c.1592–1679), Congregational clergyman, emigrated to New England (1636), where in the ensuing Antinomian controversy he supported the views of his sister-in-law Anne Hutchinson. He was therefore banished (1637), and became a pastor of churches outside the Massachusetts jurisdiction. His Mercurius Americanus (1645) was a reply to the history of the Antinomians written by Thomas Weld. He was later allowed to return to the colony and held a pastorate.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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