John Winthrop City Upon A Hill Analysis

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“But preachers, like the crafty fellows they are, have found that men would rather not change their lives to fit Christ’s rule and so they have adjusted Christ’s teaching to the way men live” (Sir Thomas More). Governor John Winthrop wrote City Upon a Hill for his fellow Puritans. It was to encourage them to purify their connection with God and to obtain perfect order in their society. A city upon a hill is a phrase that means that it is out there for everyone to see and it is an example of how everyone should be. Winthrop’s City Upon a Hill reveals a vision of a religious utopia for the New England colony. John Winthrop was a devoutly religious Puritan elder who led a large migration of Puritans from England to America in 1629 and became the
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