Selected Spiritual Writings of Anne Dutton: Autobiography
Mercer University Press, 2003 - 262 pages
The autobiography is in three parts with and appendix of her publications and life history until 1750, and her famous letter on the lawfulness of a woman appearing in print. It is a priceless treasure of an eighteenth century British Baptist woman's life, ministry, publications and contribution of Evangelicalism in England and in America. Dutton gives her own account of her own of her conversion experience, two marriages, ministry contributions with her yokefellow husband, Benjamin Dutton and his death at sea. Dutton's autobiography is important. Because it highlights important moments in her life and records her influential publishing carrier and correspondence. it includes her famous letter on her right to publish influential theological and spiritual works. Her autobiography shows firsthand the vast contributions and prolific career and ministry of a woman in this era. Her areas of ministry include writing, correspondence, books, and tracts. These show her great contribution to the evangelicalism and her great spiritual and theological life and contribution to the Baptist ministry and church and Evangelicalism in America and England. A work of a woman in her own hand is a great rarity from the eighteenth century.
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Page 26 - In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
Page 33 - For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world ; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ ; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Page 93 - It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother-in-law since the death of thine husband ; and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore. The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.
Page 28 - His counsel, confirmed it by an oath ; that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the Hope set before us...
Page 45 - And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts; and I will declare thy greatness.
Page 128 - And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the Lord.
Page 214 - O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, In the secret places of the stairs, Let me see thy countenance, Let me hear thy voice; For sweet is thy voice, And thy countenance is comely.