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'The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution . . .' by Roger Williams

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罗杰.威廉斯 (Roger Williams),罗德岛州 (Rhode Island)的创始人,163125日抵达波士顿


Ordained to the ministry in the Church of England, Williams discovered Puritanism, a reform movement that developed within the Church of England, during his first parish duty. He converted. Soon after, he was asked to be minister in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Leaving behind the religious intolerance under England's King Charles I, he and his wife journeyed across the ocean to join the "American Experiment" in Boston in 1631. At first, Williams just wanted to reform the Church of England; soon, he sought separation completely.
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