No Armor for the Back: Baptist Prison Writings, 1600s-1700s

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Mercer University Press, 2007 - Religion - 292 pages
Many early Baptists who were imprisoned in England and in the American colonies did not remain silent, for they continued to write letters, poems, and books. No Armor for the Back: Baptist Prison Writings, 1600s ? 1700s recounts the story of several Baptists who refused to yield to political and ecclesiastical pressures to conform.

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Contents

Counting the Cost
1
To Church or to Prison
24
Soldiers for Christ and for Parliament
49
Birds in a Cage
75
No Armor for the Back
120
Prison Poets
143
An Unforgettable Whipping
190
Letters from Prison Palaces
222
Living in Two Worlds
252
Bibliography
265
Index
287
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About the author (2007)

Keith E. Durso (Ph.D., Baylor University) is a freelance copy editor and writer living in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He is the author of No Armor for the Back: Baptist Prison Writings, 1600s1700s, and with his wife, Pam, he co-edited and contributed to Courage and Hope: The Stories of Ten Baptist Ministers, and co-authored The Story of Baptists in the United States.

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