Baptist Piety: The Last Will and Testimony of Obadiah Holmes

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"In this little volume Gaustad has provided us with fine primary source material on a little-known Baptist of the 17th century. [Obadiah Holmes's] document itself is of considerable interest, since we have so few personal accounts from early Baptists, besides the outstanding men like Roger Williams.  Reading Holmes, one recognizes the deep roots of evangelical piety in America. . . . Valuable as the text is, the editor's introduction makes the book far more significant. . . . Gaustad provides a fine account of the events that were the ...
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Overview

"In this little volume Gaustad has provided us with fine primary source material on a little-known Baptist of the 17th century. [Obadiah Holmes's] document itself is of considerable interest, since we have so few personal accounts from early Baptists, besides the outstanding men like Roger Williams.  Reading Holmes, one recognizes the deep roots of evangelical piety in America. . . . Valuable as the text is, the editor's introduction makes the book far more significant. . . . Gaustad provides a fine account of the events that were the context for Holmes's life and action, [and] abundant and well-chosen excerpts from debates and trials provide the reader with a powerful sense of the desires and hopes of the men who struggled to bring various brands of holiness to New England."--New England Quarterly

"Gaustad has erected a monument to Holmes that will not let contemporary Baptists forget how and why their forebears suffered."--Newsletter of the Baptist Joint Committee

Edwin S. Gaustad is professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Riverside, and author or editor of numerous books, including The Great Awakening in New England and The Historical Atlas of Religion in America.

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"In this little volume Gaustad has provided us with fine primary source material on a little-known Baptist of the 17th century. [Obadiah Holmes's] document itself is of considerable interest, since we have so few personal accounts from early Baptists, besides the outstanding men like Roger Williams. Reading Holmes, one recognizes the deep roots of evangelical piety in America. . . . Valuable as the text is, the editor's introduction makes the book far more significant. . . . Gaustad provides a fine account of the events that were the context for Holmes's life and action, [and] abundant and well-chosen excerpts from debates and trials provide the reader with a powerful sense of the desires and hopes of the men who struggled to bring various brands of holiness to New England."—New England Quarterly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817352691
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2005
  • Series: Religion and American Culture Series
  • Edition description: 2
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Edwin S. Gaustad is professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Riverside, and author or editor of numerous books, including The Great Awakening in New England and The Historical Atlas of Religion in America.

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