George Washington, American Baptists, and the Two Kingdoms

From Isaac Backus’ “An Abridgment of the Church History of New England, 1602-1804.”

Isaac Backus, An Abridgment, 214

Isaac Backus, An Abridgment, 215

Isaac Backus, An Abridgment, 216

Isaac Backus, An Abridgment, 224

Isaac Backus, An Abridgment, 224-225

This work is available on google books: http://books.google.com/books?id=m-4pAAAAYAAJ&dq=Isaac%20Backus%20an%20abridgment&pg=PA1#v=onepage&q=Isaac%20Backus%20an%20abridgment&f=false

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4 thoughts on “George Washington, American Baptists, and the Two Kingdoms

  1. I just recently finished reading Alvah Hovey’s biography on Isaac Backus. I would highly recommend it. Seems like our Baptist fathers were catching as much grief in the 18th, even in America, as they were in 17th century England. What’s really fascinating is that those we were always taught were the stalwart defenders of liberty weren’t exactly consistent in their views when it came to religion. From a human perspective, I don’t think it’s possible to overestimate the role Backus (and others of his day) played in securing our freedom to worship God free from the oppression of the state. Here is a link to Hovey’s work:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=FPQrAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=isaac+backus&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Hdz0UqHAG6GMyQHnkIDgBA&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=isaac%20backus&f=false

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