Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John M. Barry

Narrated By: Richard Poe

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: January 2012

Duration: 17 hours 14 minutes


This is a story of power, set against Puritan America and the English Civil War. Williams's interactions with King James, Francis Bacon, Oliver Cromwell, and his mentor Edward Coke set his course, but his fundamental ideas came to fruition in America, as Williams, though a Puritan, collided with John Winthrop's vision of his "City upon a Hill."