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Roger Williams and Legacies by Edwin SGaustadI The A-List Diet Fitness Plan read this book to find out about my 8th GGF great grand fatherI don temember Roger Williams being talked about much in my public school American History classes Their are no known pictures of Williams and much of his letters and writings has been lost He traveled to Massachusetts Colony aboard ship from England with his wife Mary Barnard in 1630 Gaustad provides a concise and articulate history of not only Williams but also the historical times in Colonial America and England which provides important context The legacy of Roger Williams lies in three areas1 his belief that the land belonged to the natives living in the New world and it was wrong to claim them in the name of King Charles without justly compensating the Indians who had lived upon them for hundreds of years After befriending the natives learning their language and using his skills learning their language and using his skills matters of trade diplomacy anthropology and most importantly cultural awareness he began to see the whole colonization enterprise from the Indians point of view In 1643 Williams penned his first book A Key into the Language of America it is an early and valuable example of cultural anthology in Roger Williams own words with brief Observation of the Customs Manners and Worships in Peace and War in Life and Death including Spiritual Observations General and Practical by the author 2 his understanding that the guide for governments of Christian communities nations should be found in the New Testament The Amethyst Road rather than the Old Testament model of the nation of Israel Williams could find in the New Testament no amb. The founder of Rhode Island and of the first Baptist Church in America an original and passionate advocate foreligious freedom a are New England colonist who befriended Native Americans and took seriously their culture and their legal ights Roger Williams is the forgotten giant among the first English colonists Now Edwin S Gaustad a leading expert on the life of Roger Williams offers a vividly written and authoritative biography of the most far seeing of the early settlers the first such biography written for a general audien. Iguity whatsoever namely the total absence of anything esembling a
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