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Roger Williams Would Be Proud

Today in 1776, Rhode Island declared its independence from the British Empire. Roger Williams founded the colony that would become America’s smallest state and he hoped to find greater religious freedom in the New World than in England. Read more in The Bloudy Tenent, edited by Richard Groves, and The Challenges of Roger Williams by James P. Byrd, Jr. Also available is the primary documents from First Baptists, Providence, a church founded by Roger Williams in 1638, collected for you in Baptists in Early North America—First Baptist, Providence, edited by J. Stanley Lemons.


BloudyTenent      Challengesof RW   FBProvidence

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