Baptist History

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  • ISBN-13: 9781579789077
  • Publisher: The Baptist Standard Bearer
  • Publication date: 4/1/2001
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Table of Contents

The Primitive Period
Introductory Remarks
Paedobaptist Concessions 13
The Apostolic Fathers
Justin Martyr
Irenaeus 19
Baptism of Children in Africa
First Appearance of Infant Baptism
The Clinics
Christianity in England 26
The Transition Period
The Catechumens
Progress of Infant Baptism
Delay of Baptism
Gregory Nazianzen
Ephrem of Edessa
The Emperor Constantine
Immersion still the Mode 41
Christian Intolerance
Justin's Law, enjoining Infant Baptism
The Novatians
The Donatists
Pelagianism 51
The Obscure Period
The Manichaeans
Cautions to the Student
All Opponents of Infant Baptism not Baptists
Account of the Paulicians
Their Views of Baptism 67
Religious Reform in Europe
The Canons of Crleans
Miscellaneous Anecdotes 82
The Revival Period
State of Affairs in Europe during this Period
The Crusades
Other Important Events
The Scholastic Divines and Philosophers
Printing 91
Paulicians in France and Italy
General View of the Reform Movement
Various Names given to the Reformers
Sentiments held by them
False Charge of Manichaeism
Their Activity
Reinerus Saccho's Account 97
Success of the Reforming Parties
Consternation at Rome
The Dominican and Franciscan Orders
Sanguinary Persecution
Crusade against the Albigenses
The Inquisition Movement in England
John de Wycliffe
The Lollards
Bohemia 110
Various Opinions respecting Baptism
Peter of Bruys
Henry of Lausanne
Arnold of Brescia
Pope Lucius III 123
Heretics of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
Wycliffe's Sentiments on Baptism
The Bohemians
Baptism among the Waldenses
Church Government
Immersion 141
The Reformation Period
Rise of the Reformation
Opinions held by the Baptists
Misrepresented by the Reformers
Their Wonderful Increase
Support under Sufferings 151
German Baptists
Thomas Munzer
The Peasant War
Michael Satler
Hans Schaffler
Wolfgang Brand-Huebert
The Burggraf of Alzey
Imperial Edicts 160
Persecuting Tenets of the Reformers
German Diets
The Congregation at Steinborn
Leonard Bernkop
The Crown of Straw
Johannes Bair
Hans Pichner
Hans Breal
Baptists in Italy 169
Baptists in Switzerland
Concessions of Bullinger and Meshovius
Felix Mantz
Balthazar Hubmeyer
Louis Hetzer
Emigration to Moravia
Jacob Hutter 178
The Netherlands
Sicke Snyder
Furious Edict
The Inquisition
Severities of Philip II.
Gerrit Hase-poot
Joris Wippe
Private Executions
Horrid Rackings 195
Biography of Menno Simon
Account of his Publications
Church Government among the Baptists
Missionary Excursions 212
Baptists in England
Proclamation of Henry VIII.
Latimer's Sermon before Edward VI.
Baptists excepted from "Acts of Pardon"
Royal Commissions against them
Joan Boucher
Bishop Hooper's Scruples
George Van Pare
Protestant Persecutions Inexcusable
Congregations in Essex and Kent
Disputations in Jail
Queen Elizabeth's Proclamation against Baptists
Bishop Jewel
Archbishop Parker
Dutch Baptists 231
Enormities Perpetrated at Munster and other places
Injustice of Ascribing them to Baptist Sentiments 249
The Troublous Period
Baptists Persecuted by all other Sects
Liberal Policy of William, Prince of Orange
The "Union of Utrecht"
Differences of Opinion
Persecution in Moravia and in Switzerland 261
Dutch Baptists Persecuted in England
Account of Hendrick Terwoort and Jan Pieters
Their Martyrdom
Their Religious Sentiments
Whitgift's Invectives against the Baptists 270
Severity of Elizabeth's Government
Bigotry of James I.
The Hampton Court Conference
John Smyth's Church
Their Confessions
Bartholomew Legate
Extracts from Baptist Publications on Liberty of Conscience
The King's distress at their Increase 283
Character of Charles I.
Sufferings during his Reign
First Particular Baptist Church
Samuel Howe
Dr. Featley's Book
Baptist Confessions of Faith
Toleration hated by the Presbyterians
Their attempts to put down the Baptists
Milton's Lines
The Assembly of Divines
Outcry against Immersion
Parliamentary Declaration in favor of the Baptists
Fearful "Ordinance" against them
Their Activity during the Commonwealth and the Protectorate
Cromwell's Baptist Officers
The "Triers"
Baptists in Ireland 301
Character of Charles II. and James II.
Commencement of Persecution
Venner's Rebellion
Disclaimer by Baptists
Severe Sufferings
John James
Act of Uniformity
The Aylesbury Baptists
Benjamin Keach Pilloried
Conventicle Act
Five-Mile Act
Their Effects 322
History of the Broadmead Church, Bristol 345
Declaration of Indulgence
Confession of Faith
Fierce Persecution
Thomas Delaune
The Duke of Monmouth's Rebellion
Account of the Hewlings
Mrs. Gaunt
The Dark Time
Another Declaration of Indulgence
William Kiffin
The Glorious Revolution 357
Principles and Practices of the Denomination
Human Tradition Renounced
Freedom of Conscience Demanded
Personal Piety requisite to Church Fellowship
Purity of Discipline
Cases cited
Mode of Public Worship
Plurality of Elders
Laying on of Hands
The Sabbath 379
Biographical Notices
John Smyth, Thomas Helwys, and John Spilsbury
Henry Derne
Francis Cornwell, A.M.
Christopher Blackwood
Major-General Harrison
Col. Hutchinson 391
Biographical Notices Continued
Henry Jessey, A.M.
John Canne
Vavasor Powell
Abraham Cheare 406
Biographical Notices Continued
John Toombes, B.D.
Francis Bampfield, A.M.
Henry D'Anvers
Edward Terrill
Dr. Du Veil
John Bunyan 421
Biographical Notices Continued
Thomas Grantham
Hanserd Knollys
Benjamin Keach
William Kiffin
Anecdotes 434
Baptists in North America
Church at Providence
Baptists in Massachusetts
Persecuting Enactment against them
The Whipping of Obadiah Holmes
First Church at Holmes
First Church at Boston
Other Churches
Roger Williams
Gregory Dexter
Obadiah Holmes
John Miles
Elias Keach 460
The Quiet Period
General Character of the Period
Baptist General Assembly in London
Particular Baptist Fund
Baptist Board
The Deputies
The Widows' Fund
The Book Society
Bristol College
Dr. John Ward
Toleration Act
Schism Bill
Dissenters excluded from Office
Decline of the General Baptists
Communion Controversy
Effects of High Calvinism on the Particular Baptists
Commencement of Revival
Fuller and Sutcliffe
State of the Denomination in England
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