Author:Roger Williams

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Roger Williams
(c. 1603 – 1684/1683)
American Protestant theologian, and the first American proponent of religious freedom and the separation of church and state.
Roger Williams

Works[edit]

  • A Key into the Language of America (London, 1643),
  • Mr. Cotton's Letter lately Printed, Examined and Answered (London, 1644)
  • The Bloody Tenent of Persecution, for Cause of Conscience (London, 1644)
  • Queries of Highest Consideration Proposed to Mr. Tho. Goodwin, Mr. Phillip Nye, Mr. Wil. Bridges, Mr. Jer. Burroughs, Mr. Sidr. Simpson, all Independents, etc.
  • The Bloody Tenent yet more Bloody: by Mr. Cotton's Endeavor to wash it white in the Blood of the Lamb; of whose precious Blood, spilt in the Bloud of his Servants; and of the Blood of Millions spilt in former and later Wars for Conscience sake, that most Bloody Tenent of Persecution for cause of Conscience, upon, a second Tryal is found more apparently and more notoriously guilty, etc. (London, 1652)
  • The Hireling Ministry None of Christ's (London, 1652)
  • Experiments of Spiritual Life and Health, and their Preservatives (London, 1652; reprinted Providence, 1863)
  • George Fox Digged out of his Burrowes (Boston, 1676).
  • Williams's Works (7 vols., Providence, 1866–74), and a volume was edited by J. R. Bartlett (1882).
  • The Correspondence of Roger Williams, 2 vols., Rhode Island Historical Society, 1988, edited by Glenn W. LaFantasie.


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