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Roger Williams, John Cotton, and religious freedom : a controversy in new and old England

Author: Irwin H Polishook
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, 1967.
Series: American historical sources series., Research and interpretation.
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Polishook, Irwin H.
Roger Williams, John Cotton, and religious freedom.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, 1967
(OCoLC)644550976
Named Person: Roger Williams; John Cotton; John Cotton; Roger Williams; Roger (Theologe) Williams; John (Theologe) Cotton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irwin H Polishook
OCLC Number: 475065
Description: vi, 122 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Part 1. The expulsion of Roger Williams from Massachusetts Bay. Governor John Winthrop's diary --
A reply to John Cotton --
An answer to The Bloudy Tenent --
A reply to Mr Williams --
Part II. Roger Williams, John Cotton, and the problems of church and state. Government and religious freedom --
Limits of the civil magistrate --
Duties of the civil magistrate --
New England's persecution --
God's unchangeable law for dissenters --
Massachusetts does not persecute --
The beauty of religious constraint --
Heresy is not the truth --
Scripture and liberty of conscience --
Scripture allows the government to judge --
The Old Testament and liberty of conscience --
The precedent of the Mosaic laws --
The Old Testament is of eternal force --
Points of theology and the unlawfulness of persecution --
Predestination reconciled with persecution --
The lessons of history reject persecution --
History does not excuse dissent --
Persecution brings civil chaos --
Dissent is dangerous --
Civil peace demands spiritual purity --
The controversy begins in England --
An appeal for toleration --
Wholesome severity reconciled with Christian liberty --
A Presbyterian wants religious uniformity --
Persecution condemned --
A New England narrative --
Letter to John Cotton and John Wilson --
Principles in practice --
A passionate testimony.
Series Title: American historical sources series., Research and interpretation.
Responsibility: Irwin H. Polishook.

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