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     The Williams Institute would like to recommend the following books relating to various aspects of religious liberty.

     The recommendation of these books does not necessarily constitute an endorsement.

     They are recommended in order to stimulate debate on religious liberty in America.

Anne Bradstreet, the Worldly Puritan: An Introduction to Her Poetry

Ark and the Dove: The Beginning of Civil and Religious Liberties in America

Early English Churches in America, 1607-1807

Faith & Freedom: The Christian Roots of American Liberty

Faith of Our Fathers: Religion and the New Nation

From Puritan to Yankee: Character and the Social Order in Connecticut, 1690-1765

How Does the Constitution Protect Religious Freedom?

James Madison on Religious Liberty

Letters of John Newton

Liberty and Reformation in the Puritan Revolution

Mayflower Families Through Five Generations

Religion and Politics: The Intentions of the Authors of the First Amendment

Rise of Religious Liberty in America

Roger Williams and Puritan Radicalism in the English Separatist Tradition

The First Freedoms - Church and State in America to the Passage of the First Amendment

The Great Awakening, 1720-1760; Religious revival rouses Americans' sense of individual liberties

The Naked Public Square - Religion and Democracy in America

The Papers of William Penn: 1680-1684

The Puritans in America: A Narrative Anthology

The Religious Life of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson, Religious Liberty and the American Tradition

William Penn and the Founding of Pennsylvania - 1680-1684

Winthrop's Boston: Portrait of a Puritan Town, 1630-1649

A Perfect Freedom : Religious Liberty in Pennsylvania

Jonathan Edwards on Knowing Christ

Nation Dedicated to Religious Liberty: The Constitutional Heritage of the Religion Clauses

Revolution Within the Revolution: The First Amendment in Historical Context, 1612-1789

The American Founding As The Best Regime -  The Bonding Of Civil And Religious Liberty

The Theology of Jonathan Edwards: A Reappraisal

Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment - Popular Religious Belief in Early New England

Religious Liberty: The Christian Roots of Our Fundamental Freedoms

Soul Liberty: The Baptists' Struggle in New England, 1630-1833

Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America

Liberty of Conscience: The History of a Puritan Idea

New England's Generation - The Great Migration and the Formation of Society and Culture in the Seventeenth Century

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution

Religious Liberty in the Supreme Court

A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life

America's God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations

Establishment Clause

Mary Dyer: Biography of a Rebel Quaker

The Culture of Disbelief

The Theme Is Freedom: Religion, Politics, and the American Tradition

Theocracy in Massachusetts: Reformation and Separation in Early Puritan New England

A Jonathan Edwards Reader

Cato's Letters, Or, Essays on Liberty, Civil and Religious, and Other Important Subjects (2 Vol. Set)

Christianity and the Constitution: The Faith of Our Founding Fathers

 The Defender's Study Bible - King James Version With Dust Jacket

Under the Cope of Heaven - Religion, Society and Politics in Colonial America

Puritan Hope

Religion: Foundation of the Free Society

Seers of God: Puritan Providentialism in the Restoration and Early Enlightenment

The Letters of Samuel Rutherford

The Genius of Puritanism (Puritanism)

The Ocean of Truth : The Story of Sir Isaac Newton

The Wrath of Almighty God: (Jonathan Edwards on God's Judgment Against Sinners

God's New Israel - Religious Interpretations of American Destiny

Interpreting the Free Exercise of Religion: The Constitution and American Pluralism

Never Before in History: America's Inspired Birth

Religion and the Founding of the American Republic

Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1998: Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives

Separating Church and State: Roger Williams and Religious Liberty

The Life & Spirituality of John Newton - An Authentic Narrative (Sources of Evangelical Spirituality)

The Puritan Dilemma: The Story of John Winthrop

The Works of Jonathan Edwards

What If The Bible Had Never Been Written?

With Liberty for All - Freedom of Religion in the Unted States

Constitutional Debates on Freedom of Religion : A Documentary History (Primary Documents in American History and Contemporary Issues)

Jonathan, Edwards: The Great Awakener

Liberty of Conscience: Roger Williams in America

The Americanization of Religious Minorities: Confronting the Constitutional Order

The Dissent of the Governed - A Meditation on Law, Religion, and Loyalty

The Mathers: Three Generations of Puritan Intellectuals, 1596-1728

The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards : A Reader

The Worship of the American Puritans

Glorious Freedom: The Excellency of the Gospel Above the Law (Puritan Paperbacks)

Religion and the Continental Congress, 1774-1789: Contributions to Original Intent

Religion in Colonial America

The Lustre of Our Country: The American Experience of Religious Freedom

The Mayflower Pilgrims : Roots of Puritan, Presbyterian, Congregationalist, and Baptist Heritage

God's Name in Vain: The Wrongs and Rights of Religion in Politics

Jonathan Edwards' Resolutions: And Advice to Young Converts

Memorable Women of the Puritan Times

Redemption Redeemed - A Puritan Defense of Unlimited Atonement

Religion on Campus

Religious Freedom: History, Cases, and Other Materials on the Interaction of Religion and Government

Sworn on the Altar of God: A Religious Biography of Thomas Jefferson

The Death of Character: On the Moral Education of America's Children

The True Believer: Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Marks and Benefits of True Faith

America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Colonial America: A History in Documents

Jefferson and Religion

Jonathan Edwards and the Bible

The Declaration Of Independence

The Religious History of America : The Heart of the American Story from Colonial Times to Today  

A Documentary History of Religion in America since 1877

America's Christian Heritage

Faith, Freedom, and the Future: Religion in American Political Culture

In the Devil's Snare : The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692

Jonathan Edwards : A Life

Jonathan Edwards: Philosophical Theologian

Mayflower: The Voyage That Changed the World

Opening Scripture : Bible Reading and Interpretive Authority in Puritan New England

Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land: A History of Church and State in America

The Bill of Rights: A History in Documents

The First Liberty - America's Foundation in Religious Freedom 

The Founding Fathers and the Place of Religion in America

The Ten Commandments & Their Influence on American Law

The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions

The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom - Its Evolution and Consequences in American History

Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State

What If America Were A Christian Nation Again?

A God-Entranced Vision of All Things: The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards

Franklin, Jefferson, & Madison - on Religion and the State

Jefferson and Madison on the Separation of Church and State

Jonathan Edwards: Containing 16 Sermons Unpublished in Edwards' Lifetime 

Religion on Trial: How Supreme Court Trends Threaten the Freedom of Conscience in America

The Glory And Honor Of God: Sermons Of Jonathan Edwards

The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield, and the Wesleys 

The Separation of Church and State : Writings on a Fundamental Freedom by America's Founders

The Supreme Court and Religion in American Life, Vol. 1 : The Odyssey of the Religion Clauses 

America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

American Jezebel : The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman Who Defied the Puritans

Shapers of the Great Debate on the Freedom of Religion : A Biographical Dictionary 

So Help Me God: The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny, And The Battle For Religious Freedom

Theology in America : Christian Thought from the Age of the Puritans to the Civil War

The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield, and the Wesleys (Rise of Evangelicalism)

The Times And Trials Of Anne Hutchinson: Puritans Divided  


Promoting the Principles of Religious Liberty