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作者 Fisher, Linford D
書名 Decoding Roger Williams : The Lost Essay of Rhode Island's Founding Father
出版項 Waco : Baylor University Press, 2014
©2014
國際標準書號 9781481301060 (electronic bk.)
9781481301046
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (213 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
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附註 Cover -- Half title page,Title page, copyright -- Contents -- Figures and Maps -- Acknowledgments -- Foreword -- Part 1. A Key into the Language of Roger Williams: Cracking and Interpreting the Roger Williams Code -- Part 2. "A Brief Reply to a Small Book Written by John Eliot" (ca. 1680) -- Part 3. Baptism Discovered Plainly and Faithfully, According to the Word of God (London 1675 [1672]) -- Part 4. A Brief Answer to a Small Book Written by John Norcot Against Infant-Baptisme (1679) -- Suggestions for Further Reading and Research -- Index
Near the end of his life, Roger Williams, Rhode Island founder and father of American religious freedom, scrawled an encrypted essay in the margins of a colonial-era book. For more than 300 years those shorthand notes remained indecipherable... ...until a team of Brown University undergraduates led by Lucas Mason-Brown cracked Williams' code after the marginalia languished for over a century in the archives of the John Carter Brown Library. At the time of Williams' writing, a trans-Atlantic debate on infant versus believer's baptism had taken shape that included London Baptist minister John Norcott and the famous Puritan "Apostle to the Indians," John Eliot. Amazingly, Williams' code contained a previously undiscovered essay, which was a point-by-point refutation of Eliot's book supporting infant baptism. History professors Linford D. Fisher and J. Stanley Lemons immediately recognized the importance of what turned out to be theologian Roger Williams' final treatise. Decoding Roger Williams reveals for the first time Williams' translated and annotated essay, along with a critical essay by Fisher, Lemons, and Mason-Brown and reprints of the original Norcott and Eliot tracts
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Fisher, Linford D. Decoding Roger Williams : The Lost Essay of Rhode Island's Founding Father Waco : Baylor University Press,c2014 9781481301046
主題 Williams, Roger, -- 1604?-1683.;Eliot, John, -- 1604-1690.;Norcott, John, -- -1676.;Williams, Roger, -- 1604?-1683. -- Key into the language of America.;Baptism -- History of doctrines -- 17th century
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Alt Author Lemons, J. Stanley
Mason-Brown, Lucas
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