It was a time of great adventure, when London merchants looked westward for profits and Puritans looked westward for freedom. None tested the boundaries of civil and religious obedience more than Roger Williams. Minister, statesman, explorer, and champion of religious liberty, Roger Williams was the consummate man for these daring times. In Trust and Treachery, authors Linda Kraeger and Joe Barnhart take readers inside the life and times of Roger Williams with a literary sense of immediacy a typical biography could never capture.Joe Barnhart was Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of North Texas before retiring to east Tennessee.Linda Kraeger taught British and World Literature at Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Texas prior to retiring. She was tragically murdered in a July 2008 church shooting.Joe Barnhart and Linda Kraeger are also the authors of Dostoevsky on Evil and Atonement (1992) and In Search of First-Century Christianity (2001).