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Williams, Roger

(ca. 1603–83). Founder of Rhode Is.; probably b. London, Eng.; to US 1630/31; active in Plymouth Colony and Salem; banished 1635 for criticizing civil authorities; founded Providence 1636, where obedience to the majority was promised by all, but “only in civil things”; Bap. a few months, then a “Seeker” or “Come-outer,” holding that no ch. had all marks of the true ch. Works include The Bloody Tenent (title occurs in various forms). See also Baptist Churches, 3.


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