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Stian communities nations should be found in the New Testament rather than the Old Testament of the nation of Israel Williams could find in the New Testament no ambiguity whatsoever namely the total absence of anything resembling a national church 3 his passionate articulation about Religious Freedom a God given right that no bishop or king or state or colony could rightfully deny Some people might indeed believe in religious liberty because for them religion matters so little Roger Williams on the other hand believed in religious liberty because religion mattered so much The 1663 royal charter of Rhode Islandhad spoken of Rhode Islanders having it much on their hearts to hold forth a lively xperiment That Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue experiment was designed to test the proposition that a civil society could actually flourishven with because of a full liberty in religious concernments Thus began the cavalcade of imitation and The Man Without a Face enactment of the Rhode Island charter religious liberty verbiage into the charters of other colonies one year later New Jersey followed by North and South Carolina and then Pennsylvaniaventually culminating in being codified by the framers of the US Constitution into the First AmendmentI wonder what role Rhode Island s small stage had in allowing for this dramatic xperiment to play out and by xtension I wonder if in the present day social and nvironmental stewardship this dramatic xperiment to play out and by Threads Of The Shroud extension I wonder if in the present day social andnvironmental stewardship can be achieved on small stages and them replicated to neighboring communities. Issenters of all stripes The book discusses Williams' journey back to London where he sought legal recognition of his colony spread his nlightened views on Native Americans and alongside John Milton fought passionately for religious freedom Gaustad also describes how the royal charter of Rhode Island obtained by Williams in 1663 would become the blueprint of religious freedom for many other colonies and a foundation stone for the First Amendment Here then is a vibrant portrait of a great American who is truly worthy of remembran. ,

Island so than Massachusetts Roger Williams Lives and Legacies by Edwin SGaustadI read this book to find out about my 8th GGF great grand fatherI don t remember Roger Williams being talked about much in my public school American History classes Their are no known pictures of Williams and much of his letters and writings has been lost He no known pictures of Williams and much of his letters and writings has been lost He to Massachusetts Colony aboard ship from England with his wife Mary Barnard in 1630 Gaustad provides a concise and articulate history of not only Williams but also the historical times in Colonial America and England which provides important context The legacy of Roger Williams lies in three areas1 his belief that the land belonged to the natives living in the New world and it was wrong to claim them in the name of King Charles without justly compensating the Indians who had lived upon them for hundreds of years After befriending the natives learning their language and using his skills in matters of trade diplomacy anthropology and most importantly cultural awareness he began to see the whole colonization nterprise from the Indians point of view In 1643 Williams penned his first book A Key into the Language of America it is an Untitled. early and valuablexample of cultural anthology in Roger Williams own words with brief Observation of the Customs Manners and Worships in Peace and War in Life and Death including Spiritual Observations General and Practical by the author 2 his understanding that the guide for governments of Chri. Ce Readers follow Roger and Mary Williams on their 1631 journey to Boston where he soon became Wiring embroiled in many controversies most notably his claim that the colonists had unjustly taken Native American lands and his argument that civil authorities could notnforce religious duties Soon banished for these troubling if farsighted views Williams wandered for fourteen weeks in bitter snow until he bought land from the Narragansett Indians and founded Providence which soon became a sanctuary for religious freedom and a refuge for

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A nice short biography of America s first Baptist More than that the idea of religious liberty that seems so American to us started with Williams However Williams felt that church and state should be separate in order to protect the garden of the church from the wildneress of the state Roger Williams was pretty much America s original lefty loony fringe Biographers don t know many facts about his life but a good bit of his published work and correspondence have survived and that s what this slender biography builds on The main focus is on his struggle to Against All Odds establish a civil government with true freedom of religion orven to get people to understand that this was something worth having and would not lead to a complete breakdown of public order There s a nice chapter at the Jingling Daddys Bells BDSM Menage end which discusses how separation of church and state has developed over the years in the USInjoyed reading this book but because of its length I felt like it only skimmed the surface of Roger Williams and his beliefs That s the main reason I m only giving it 3 stars Having been referred to me this book became a priority to begin beginning it the priority became completing it as uickly as possible Edwin Gaustad writes compellingly concerning Williams ven without a of biographical data More to the point possible Edwin Gaustad writes compellingly concerning Williams ven without a plethora of biographical data More to the point author relates Williams understanding of the liberty of conscience in a readily accessible way I the point author relates Williams understanding of the liberty of conscience in a readily accessible way I intrigued to find that my Baptist roots follow a course through Rhode. The founder of Rhode Island and of the first Baptist Church in America an original and passionate advocate for religious freedom a rare New England colonist who befriended Native Americans and took seriously their culture and their legal rights Roger Williams is the forgotten giant among the first English colonists Now Edwin S Gaustad a leading Against All Odds expert on the life of Roger Williams offers a vividly written and authoritative biography of the most far seeing of thearly settlers the first such biography written for a general audien. Roger Williams Lives and Legacies