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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Norton, John 1606-1663

John Norton (born Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England, May 6, 1606; died Boston, Massachusetts, April 5, 1663) was a Puritan divine, and one of the first authors in the United States of America.

The lives of John Wilson, John Norton, and John Davenport 1846 - M'Clure, Alexander W. (Alexander Wilson), 1808-1865

Memoir of John Cotton 1842 - Norton, John, 1606-1663
First published, 1658, under title: Abel being dead yet speaketh

  • Responsio ad totam quaestionum syllogen à clarissimo viro domino Guilielmo Apollonio, : ecclesiae middleburgensis pastore, propositam. : Ad componendas controversias quasdam circa politiam ecclesiasticam in Anglia nunc temporis agitatas spectantem. / Per Iohannem Nortonum ... Londini : typis R.B. impensis Andreae Crook ..., 1648. (The first book written in Latin in New England.)
  • Responsio ad Guliel, 1648. (A Latin treatise on New England church governance.)
  • A Discussion of that Great Point in Divinity, the Sufferings of Christ, 1653. (An attack on the heresy of William Pynchon, who denied that Christ suffered the torment of Hell.)
  • The Orthodox Evangelist, 1654. (Norton's most famous work is an important theological treatise endorsed by John Cotton, who had provided a prefatory epistle.)
  • Abel Being Dead Yet Speaketh; or, The Life and Death of ... John Cotton, 1658. (The first separately-published biography in America.)
  • The Heart of N-England Rent at the Blasphemies of the Present Generation, 1659. (Theological controversies opposing the Quakers and advocating the death penalty.
  • Three Choice and Profitable Sermons Upon Severall Texts of Scripture, 1664. (The final, posthumously published, collection of Norton's religious writing, containing "Sion the Out-cast," "The Believer's Consolation," and "The Evangelical Worshipper".)

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