A group blog to promote discussion, debate and insight into the history, particularly religious, of America's founding. Any observations, questions, or comments relating to the blog's theme are welcomed.
Thanks Jon - excellent post and interview. As Mr Barry states, "When I started writing the book I quickly realized that I was not simply writing about the emergence of the idea of religious liberty, but liberty itself."I recently finished reading Barry's book, recommend it to all American Creation readers, and hope to write a review of it soon.IMHO Edwin S. Gaustad's book, "Liberty of Conscience: Roger Williams in America" is still the best bio of Williams. For students (with other reading loads) or casual general readers, Gaustad's condensed “Roger Williams” from Oxford’s Lives & Legacies series is excellent.
.It appears (to me) that Roger Williams is one of the most misunder reported contributors to the America psyche. .I was impressed by the short article in the Smithsonian. John Barry seems to be on the same track only more intensified..Thanks for posting this short; but, interesting article..
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