Church History

Anne Dutton (1692–1765)

You know about Luther and Spurgeon, Augustine and Wesley. But do you know about the hundreds of women who penned your favorite hymns, who wrote deep theological works, and who lived the gospel faithfully? This women’s history month, let's look at some of them.


Anne Dutton (1692–1765) wasn't one to sit back and let the men handle theology. Dutton acknowledged that not every part of ministry was open to her, but she believed she ought to do whatever she could to build God's church. #womeninchurchhistory

For further reading:

Eight Women of Faith by Michael A. G. Haykin
Selected Spiritual Writings of Anne Dutton: Eighteenth-Century, British-Baptist, Woman Theologian, ed. JoAnn Ford Watson, 6 vols.