My lecture on American Puritanism today included a discussion of Anne Hutchinson and the Antinomian Controversy.

The term antinomian comes from the Greek words for “against the law.”So it seemed it only appropriate that I play one of my all-time-favorite rock’n’roll songs — “I Fought the Law” — in several different versions. You can sample them below. (Enjoy!) Students interested in the controversy should check out the The Antinomian Controversy, 1636-1638: A Documentary History edited by David S. Hall.

The Crickets

The Bobby Fuller Four

Eddie Bo, Raful Neal and Rockin’ Tabby Thomas

Mary’s Danish

Green Day

The Clash (live)