Liberty of conscience and the growth of religious diversity in early America, 1636-1786 /
by Carla Gardina Pestana ; with a foreword by Martin E. Marty.
Providence, R.I. : J.C. Brown Library, 1986.
102 p. : col. ill., facsims., map, ports. ; 30 cm.
0916617025 (pbk.)
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Providence, R.I. : J.C. Brown Library, 1986.
0916617025 (pbk.)
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Catalog of an exhibit at the John Carter Brown Library in honor of the 350th anniversary of the founding of the state of Rhode Island, sponsored by the Lilly Endowment ... [and others].
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Includes bibliographical references.
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Appeared in Choice on 1986-12:
In May 1986 the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University opened an important exhibition on the theme of ``Liberty of Conscience and the Growth of Religious Diversity in Early America, 16361786.'' The present catalog is a limited printing (1,200 copies) of a historical narrative concerning the theme keyed to vivid illustrations from this special collection. The bibliographical supplement meets a specialized need by giving detailed information concerning this select list of 101 titles from the collection. Emphasis is given to narrative instead of explanation and the work abounds in illustrations of tremendous variety of sectarian positions early on in American history, beginning with the obvious, Roger Williams. Liberty moving far beyond mere toleration has its roots in these rich materials and is an important reminder of one of the ``noblest characteristics'' of the American people. Both tools can be effectively used on the graduate and undergraduate level. An important contribution to an always popular theme.-G.H. Shriver, Georgia Southern College
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