Puritan Rebel (Banner books)

by Yvonne Davy

Paperback, 1982


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92 Wi


Review and Herald Pub. Association (1982), 128 pages


A biography of the English-born clergyman who founded Rhode Island, the first colony in America to guarantee religious freedom and democratic government.

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The Indians called him Dove of Peace and Quencher of Fires. The British labeled him a rebel heretic. Roger Williams might've called himself a Christian, one who loved his fellow men and would sacrifice life itself that they might have freedom to worship as they chose.The founder of Rhode Island,
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that these 300 years, lives again in this fast-moving biography, in which we develop a kinship with the Williams family and their faithful Indian friends. We feel abhorrence at the shabby treatment white men in Redmond inflicted on one another; yet through the battles, trickery, and ingratitude, the dignity and beauty of the consecrated life shine through undimmed. We are convicted that God and good are still in charge.
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