Roger Williams: Lives and Legacies (pg 1-23)
Roger Williams: Lives and Legacies (pg 1-23) HIS-155-04
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Roger Williams Lives and Legacies pg 123 0 Problems with religion occurred in England in the 16th century 1 This is mostly caused by the fact that Henry VIII breaks from the Roman Catholic Church It became known as the Church of England 0 Years later when his daughter Queen Elizabeth took the throne religious unrest continued 2 Many argued that the national Church of England was not Protestant enough 3 They thought that thr church should follow the theologian John Calvin His movement was known as Calvinism 0 Roger Williams 1 Born in London England 2 Went to Cambridge University 3 Studied to be a minister in the Church of England AKA Anglican Church 4 Believed that the Anglican Church should leave all traces of Catholicism in order to maintain a consistent and powerful Protestantism 5 This set of belief became known as the Puritan belief 6 Puritans didn t believe in bowing in the name of Jesus and making the sign of the cross at Baptism 7 They believed that clergymen could marry and be able to preach on Sundays 8 Bishops should not be pastors nor politicians 0 King James I 1 This king grew up in Calvinist Scotland so Puritans thought he would understand their point of view but he didn t 2 He believed that the new Church of England should aid him politically and spiritually 3 However he did agree to one demand of the Puritans which was the translation of the bible into English Other than that his regime was strict 4 This meant that women and men had to worship in accordance with rituals in the common prayer which was the official guide to the service of the church 5 It was also illegal to have spontaneous prayer and free owing service of worship 0 In Consequence 1 2 4 0 Back 1 Some withdrew from the church Others ed to Holland and later on emigrated to America aboard the May ower Many envisioned an uncorrupted church in England s new lands in the new world as a way to reform the church while also being a part of the nation They wanted to be seen as a guide to true Christianity to Roger Williams At the end of 1630 Roger and his wife Mary boarded the small ship Lyon and traveled to Nantucket MA just a few miles south of Boston He moved to Boston and was invited to be a minister of a Puritan Church However he rejected bc the church didn t leave the Catholic church 100 Puritans didn t believe it was necessary Therefore he and his wife left to Salem Salem almost offered Williams a minister position but was advised by Boston not to As a result Williams moved south to the Plymouth colony but moved back to Salem He questioned the foundation legal title of the land given by King Charles I to the MA bay colony and the colony s government and legitimacy
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