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By Linford D. Fisher,J. Stanley Lemons,Lucas Mason-Brown

close to the tip of his existence, Roger Williams, Rhode Island founder and father of yankee spiritual freedom, scrawled an encrypted essay within the margins of a colonial-era ebook. For greater than three hundred years these shorthand notes remained indecipherable...

...until a workforce of Brown college undergraduates led by means of Lucas Mason-Brown cracked Williams’ code after the marginalia languished for over a century within the documents of the loo Carter Brown Library. on the time of Williams’ writing, a trans-Atlantic debate on boy or girl as opposed to believer’s baptism had taken form that incorporated London Baptist minister John Norcott and the recognized Puritan “Apostle to the Indians,” John Eliot. Amazingly, Williams’ code contained a formerly undiscovered essay, which was once a point-by-point refutation of Eliot’s publication assisting little one baptism.

History professors Linford D. Fisher and J. Stanley Lemons instantly well-known the significance of what became out to be theologian Roger Williams’ ultimate treatise. deciphering Roger Williams unearths for the 1st time Williams’ translated and annotated essay, besides a severe essay via Fisher, Lemons, and Mason-Brown and reprints of the unique Norcott and Eliot tracts.

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