Prior to the outbreak of New England's free-grace controversy, ministers had been engaging with antinomians
in an effort to prevent the splintering of a community of faith.
Furthermore, shamanistic elements appear to be more common in Sufism than Buddhist elements, particularly among antinomian
At one point we learn there were seven antinomian
preachers in London, at another, five.
The core of Blown by the Spirit, following a chronological and scene-setting overview, is a series of focused chapters on the likes of John Traske (not the judaising Saturday-sabbatarian of the early Jacobean period, who had strong and literal respect for the Mosaic law, but Traske's later, antinomian
then took refuge in various locations in the countryside, sustaining a sense of shared purpose and belief through such activities as the circulation of manuscripts, and providing, in Como's view, the "womb" responsible for generating the radical opinions that appeared in the civil war years that followed.
Winthrop's A Short Story of the Rise, reign, and ruine of the Antinomians
, Familists, and Libertines recounts, for example, Hutchinson's response to a visit made to her after her banishment by "foure .
David Hume on Puritan-era factions: "The Antinomians
even insisted that the obligations of morality and natural law were suspended, and that the elect, guided by an internal principle more perfect and divine, were superior to the beggarly elements of justice and humanity.
Though his detailed exegesis is carefully limited, Tallack ranges widely in the course of his argument, drawing starting-points and examples from unexpected sources: John Winthrop's 'A Short Story of the Rise, Reign, and Ruine of the Antinomians
, Familists, and Libertines that Infected the Churches of Massachusetts Bay', for example, or Poe's two reviews of John Lloyd Stephens's Arabia Petraea, or Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia, and the Holy Land.
Then there were those who broke the law on grounds of religious principle, dissenters like the antinomians
, the Quakers and, of course, the Diggers, who defied landlords and law with a spirited defense of traditional liberties.
Joachist ideas also passed into the Reformation, especially among the more extreme sects such as the Anabaptists and the Antinomians
The preface to the second edition of John Winthrop's account, A Short Story of the Rise, Reign, and Ruine of the Antinomians
He also wrote A Short Story of the Antinomians
As a radical of the religious middle--between Presbyterians and high Calvinist Independents on one hand, and Baptists and Antinomians
on the other--he acquired an influential following but established no party, and he remained outside the centers of policy in Parliament and the Army command.
Paterson discloses, however, that internal antagonists, such as the antinomians
and Roger Williams, replaced these absent external opponents.
Socrates and Plato and Aristotle may have been pagans," he writes, "but they were no antinomians
, and I cannot help feeling that their entry onto the stage of history in the middle of the 5th century B.