Mary Dyer: Biography of a Rebel Quaker

Mary Dyer: Biography of a Rebel Quaker
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ISBN10: 
0828319642
ISBN13: 
9780828319645
Pages: 
247
Published: 
January 1st 1994 by Branden Books
Rating: 
4.08

This is the history of Mary Dyer (1611--1660) whose efforts to seek and find 'freedom to worship' led eventually to her death. Her quest began when she and her husband sailed from 'Old' to 'New' England in 1635. They were soon disillusioned by the intolerant practices and beliefs of the Puritans, who considered all truth could be found in the Old Testament -- and only there. Variations, from Puritan interpretations of the Ten Commandments, were punished by cruel torture and/or death. Banished from Boston for protesting such rigidity in belief and practice, Mary was among the group who founded Rhodes Island, where freedom in belief and practice of worship was established.

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