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Williams, Roger 1604?-1683

Overview
Works: 654 works in 1,415 publications in 1 language and 44,316 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Records and correspondence  Controversial literature  Pamphlets  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Church history  Periodicals  Dictionaries  Biography 
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Roles: Composer, Editor, Former owner
Classifications: BV741, 923.273
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A key into the language of America by Roger Williams ( Book )
82 editions published between 1643 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On religious liberty selections from the works of Roger Williams by Roger Williams ( )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for his refusal to conform to Puritan religious and social standards, Roger Williams established a haven in Rhode Island for those persecuted in the name of the religious establishment. He conducted a lifelong debate over religious freedom with distinguished figures of the 17th century, including Puritan minister John Cotton, Massachusetts governor John Endicott, and the English Parliament. James Calvin Davis gathers together important selections from Williams' public and private writings on religious liberty, illustrating how this renegade Puritan radically reinterpreted Christian moral theology and the events of his day in a powerful argument for freedom of conscience and the separation of church and state. For Williams, the enforcement of religious uniformity violated the basic values of Calvinist Christianity and presumed upon God's authority to speak to the individual conscience. He argued that state coercion was rarely effective, often causing more harm to the church and strife to the social order than did religious pluralism. This is the first collection of Williams' writings in forty years reaching beyond his major work, The Bloody Tenent, to include other selections from his public and private writings. This carefully annotated book introduces Williams to a new generation of readers
The complete writings of Roger Williams by Roger Williams ( Book )
9 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten years after the U. S. Civil War, a group of men in Rhode Island made a conserted effort to rescue the widely scattered writings of Roger Williams. Few sets were printed though, and under the guidance of Perry Miller, 'The Complete Writings of Roger Williams' were brought back in 1963, but still in short numbers. The present collection now makes these volumes available to readers in their original orthography. The theme of religious liberty is dominant in these volumes, running through Williams's correspondence with John Cotton and on through his famous pair of works on 'The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution.' All of the extant shorter writings and letters of Roger Williams are included in this set, along with two significant works resulting from his engagement with Native Americans: his seminal 'Key into the Language of America and Christenings Make Not Christians.' - Publisher
The correspondence of Roger Williams by Roger Williams ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A paraenetick, or, Humble addresse to the Parliament and assembly for not loose but, Christian libertie by Roger Williams ( Book )
20 editions published in 1644 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hirelings ministry none of Christs, or, A discourse touching the propagating the Gospel of Christ Jesus by Roger Williams ( Book )
10 editions published between 1652 and 2003 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bloudy tenent of persecution for cause of conscience discussed and, Mr. Cotton's letter examined and answered by Roger Williams ( Book )
12 editions published between 1848 and 2008 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fourth paper presented by Major Butler, with other papers by Roger Williams ( Book )
5 editions published between 1903 and 1968 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Experiments of spiritual life and health by Roger Williams ( Book )
3 editions published in 1951 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Fox Digg'd out of his burrovves, or, An offer of disputation on fourteen proposalls made this last summer 1672 (so call'd) unto G. Fox then present on Rode-Island in New-England by Roger Williams ( Book )
18 editions published between 1676 and 2003 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A key into the language of America, 1643 by Roger Williams ( Book )
6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters of Roger Williams. 1632-1682 now first collected by Roger Williams ( Book )
2 editions published in 1874 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publications of the Narragansett Club by Narragansett Club ( )
in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chiefly reprints, including reproductions of the title-pages, of the original editions of the works of Roger Williams
Experiments of spiritual life and health and their preservatives by Roger Williams ( Book )
20 editions published between 1652 and 2009 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Uilʹi︠a︡ms, Rodzher 1604?-1683
Uilʹjams, Rodžer 1604-1683
וויליאמס, רוג'ר 1604?-1683
ויליאמס, רוג'ר 1604?-1683
וילימס, רוג'ר 1604?-1683
ウィリアムズ, ロジャー
Languages
English (339)
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