Religious Liberty

A Letter to a Gentleman in the Massachusetts General Assembly by Isaac Backus (1771)

An Oration, Upon the Beauties of Liberty, Or the Essential Rights of Americans by Isaac Skillman (1773)

Appeal to the Public for Religious Liberty, Against the Oppressions of the Present Day (Isaac, Backus, 1773)

Letter from Patrick Henry to the Baptist Churches (1776)

Government and Liberty Described by Isaac Backus (1778)

Policy, as well as Honesty, Forbids the Use of Secular Force in Religious Affairs by Isaac Backus (1779)

George Washington’s Reply to the United Baptist Churches in Virginia (1789)

The History of Jack Nips by John Leland (1794)

Letter from the Danbury Baptist Association to Thomas Jefferson Concerning Religious Liberty (1801)

Thomas Jefferson’s Response to the Danbury Baptist Association (1802)

Republican Notes on Religion by Thomas Jefferson (1803)

Madison: House of Representatives, Returned Bill (1811)

James Madison: Veto Messages to Congress (1811)

“Remarks on President Madison’s late Message to Congress” (A Berean in the Boston Independent Chronicle, 1811)

Letter from the Georgia Association of Baptist Churches (1813)

Religion and the State by Alvah Hovey (1874)

The Struggle for Religious Freedom in Virginia: The Baptists by William Taylor Thom (1900)

The Baptist View of the State (Conrad Henry Moehlman, 1937)

The Baptists and the American Revolution (Hight C. Moore, 1945)

Madison: On the Separation of Church and State (Irving Brant, 1951)

Church and State: Something Less than Separation (Leo Pfeffer, 1951)

The Balkcom Case (1782) and the Pietistic Theory of Separation of Church and State (William G. McLoughlin, 1967)

Isaac Backus and the Separation of Church and State in America (William G. McLoughlin, 1968)

Orthodoxy in Massachusetts: The Ecclesiastical History of Freetown, 1683-1776 (J. M. Bumsted, 1970)

New England Dissent, 1630-1833: A Review Article (William R. Estep, 1972)

Ebenezer Smith’s Ballad of the Ashfield Baptists, 1772 (William G. Loughlin, 1974)

Would Caesar Tax God? The Constitutionality of Governmental Taxation of Churches (Glen Goodwin, 1987)

Evangelicals Triumphant: The Baptists’ Assault on the Virginia Glebes, 1786-1801 (Thomas E. Buckley, 1988)

Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and the Question of Religious Diversity in Colonial New England (Alison G. Olson, 1992)

After Disestablishment: Thomas Jefferson’s Wall of Separation in Antebellum Virginia (Thomas E. Buckley, 1995)

Antidisestablishmentarianism: Why RFRA Really Was Unconstitutional (Jed Rubenfeld, 1997)

The First Party Competition and Southern New England’s Public Christianity (Jonathan D. Sassi, 2001)