Among those banished was roger williams the advocate of religious liberty who also founded the colony of rhode island and established the first baptist church in america williams opposed the puritans use of the bible to persecute radicals who rejected the states established religion. The answer to the question was roger williams really a baptist requires first the definition of a baptist as viewed by williams contemporaries in view of the brevity of this article may it suffice to say that the least act required would have been membership in a baptist church. F full immersion characteristic of all baptists 3 first baptist congregation in america 1639 in rhode island with roger williams noll 56 believed church should not be governed by the state 4 growth of baptists in colonies was small until the great awakening of the 1740s but puritans viewed them as a threat and they were whipped . The challenges of roger williams religious liberty violent persecution and the bible by james p byrd jr macon mercer university press 2002 286 pp after being largely overlooked by americans for over 200 years roger williams and his role in american history emerged in the twentieth century as subjects of many books and articles
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