This bibliography has been provided by the Religious Liberty Committee of Virginia Baptists
Backus, Isaac. Isaac Backus on Church, State, and Calvinism: Pamphlets, 1754-1789. Ed. William G. McLoughlin. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 1968.
Busher, Leonard, et al. Tracts on Liberty of Conscience and Persecution, 1614-1661. Edited & introduced by Edward B. Underhill. London: J. Haddon, 1846 (online at https://archive.org/details/cu31924029332933).
Georgia Baptist Association. “Remonstrance” (1785). In Samuel Boykin. History of the Baptist Denomination in Georgia. Atlanta, GA: Jas. P. Harrison, 1881, pp. 261-63 (online at archive.org/stream/historyofbaptist02atla).
Helwys, Thomas. A Short Declaration of the Mystery of Iniquity (1611/1612). Edited & introduced by Richard Groves. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1998.
Jefferson, Thomas. “A Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom” (6/18/1779) (online at founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-02-02-0132-0004-0082).
Leland, John. The Writings of the Late Elder John Leland. Ed. L. F. Greene. N.Y.: G. W. Wood, 1845 (online at books.google.com/books).
Madison, James. “Memorial and Remonstrance against Religious Assessments” (1785) (online at founders.archives.gov/documents/Madison/01-08-02-0163).
“Return of the Town of Granville, Massachusetts” (1780). In The Founding Fathers and the Debate over Religion in Revolutionary America: A History in Documents. Ed. Matthew Harris & Thomas Kidd. N.Y.: Oxford Univ. Press, 2011, pp. 57-58 (online at oxfordscholarship.com).
Stillman, Samuel. “The Duty of Magistrates.” In The Patriot Preachers of the American Revolution, 1766-1783. Ed. Frank Moore. N.Y.: Charles T. Evans, 1862, pp. 258-88 (online at https://archive.org/details/patriotpreachers00moor).
Tennent, William. “Writings of the Reverend William Tennent, 1740-1777.” Ed. Newton B. Jones. South Carolina Historical Magazine, 61 (October 1960): 189-209.
Vindex [Patrick Allison]. “Candid animadversions, respecting a petition to the late General Assembly of Maryland” (1783). Gale ECCO, 2010 rep. of 1783 ed.
Washington, George. “Letter to the United Baptist Churches in Virginia” (5/10/1789) (online at founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/05-02-02-0309).
Williams, Roger. On Religious Liberty: Selections from the Works of Roger Williams. Ed. James C. Davis. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 2008.
Barry, John M. Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul. N.Y.: Penguin Random House, 2012.
Gaustad, Edwin S. Liberty of Conscience: Roger Williams in America. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Pub., 1991.
Hall, Timothy L. Separation of Church and State: Roger Williams and Religious Liberty. Champaign: Univ. of Illinois Press, 1998.
James, Sydney. John Clarke and His Legacies: Religion and Law in Colonial Rhode Island, 1638-1750. Ed.
Dwight Bozeman. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State Univ. Press, 1999.
Little, David. “Roger Williams and the Puritan Background of the Establishment Clause.” In No Establishment of Religion: America’s Original Contribution to Religious Liberty. Ed. T. Jeremy Gunn & John Witte, Jr. N.Y.: Oxford Univ. Press, 2012, pp. 100-24.
McBeth, H. Leon. English Baptist Literature on Religious Liberty to 1689. N.Y.: Arno Press, 1980.
Maston, T. B. Isaac Backus: Pioneer of Religious Liberty. Rochester, NY: American Baptist Historical Society, 1963.
Miller, Nicholas P. The Religious Roots of the First Amendment: Dissenting Protestants and the Separation of Church and State. N.Y.: Oxford Univ. Press, 2012.
Morgan, Edmund S. Roger Williams: The Church and the State. N.Y.: W. W. Norton, 1967.
Munoz, Vincent P. “James Madison’s Principle of Religious Liberty.” American Political Science Review, 97 (Feb. 2003): 17-32.
Pinson, William M., Jr. Baptists and Religious Liberty: A Baptist Doctrine and Heritage Study for Life Today. Dallas, TX: BaptistWay Press, 2008.
Richards, Peter J. “’A Clear and Steady Channel’: Isaac Backus and the Limits of Liberty.” Journal of Church and State, 43 (2001): 447-82.
Shurden, Walter B. “Baptist Freedom and the Turn toward a Free Conscience: 1612/1652.” In Turning Points in Baptist History. Ed. Michael E. Williams, Sr. and Walter R. Shurden. Macon, GA: Mercer Univ. Press, 2008, pp. 22-33.
Tuck, William P. “Religious Liberty” in Our Baptist Tradition. Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys, 2005.
Vedder, Henry C. Baptists and Liberty of Conscience. Cincinnati, OH: J. R. Baumes, 1884 (online at catalog.hathitrust.org).
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