Isaac Backus

January 9, 1724 - November 20, 1806

Baptist Preacher who campaigned against state-established churches in New England and helped to found Brown University

From Norwich, Connecticut
Served in Middleborough, Massachusetts
Affiliation: Baptist

"The scheme we oppose evidently tends to destroy the purity and life of religion; for the inspired apostle assures us, that the church is espoused as a chaste virgin to Christ, and is obliged to be subject to him in every thing, as a true wife is to her husband."

Isaac Backus (1724-1806)
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Brown University
Brown University