Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Thomas Helwys
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Thomas Helwys, a co-founder of the Baptist denomination in Britain, was born in Nottinghamshire into a prosperous family belonging to the landed gentry. The exact date of his birth is unknown. It was probably during 1575, although 1550 is also commonly cited. He enrolled at Gray’s Inn in 1592, and qualified there as a barrister in 1595. Already his father’s heir, he set…

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Bennett, Clinton, “Thomas Helwys”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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