Date

1967

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Arts

Department

History

First Adviser

John H. Cary

Abstract

Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island and rebel against the Puritan theocracy, has traditionally been viewed by historians as a progenitor of modern democratic institutions and practices. He is seen as a twentieth century thinker. His writings are received as political tracts couched in the rhetoric of theology, and his activity in Rhode Island is studied as an experiment in democracy. This thesis presents a different interpretation ofthe life and writings of Roger Williams.

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