Baptist Why and Why Not

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The Library of Baptist Classics communicates the timeless, bedrock truths of Southern Baptist heritage. Through books that both inform and inspire, this collection shows how the world is changed by people whose lives are guided by God. Included are a variety of classic sermons, biographies, treatises and other writings by pastors, theologians, missionaries, and educators. Each volume features an introduction, discussion questions, and indexes. -- Introductions put the writing in context -- Discussion questions ...
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Overview

The Library of Baptist Classics communicates the timeless, bedrock truths of Southern Baptist heritage. Through books that both inform and inspire, this collection shows how the world is changed by people whose lives are guided by God. Included are a variety of classic sermons, biographies, treatises and other writings by pastors, theologians, missionaries, and educators. Each volume features an introduction, discussion questions, and indexes. -- Introductions put the writing in context -- Discussion questions promote personal and group study -- Indices invite use as sermon illustrations or references
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805418934
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Series: Library of Baptist Classics
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Timothy George is Dean at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He is also editor, together with his wife Denise, of the Library of Baptist Classics series. He previously was an associate professor of church history and historical theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.

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Table of Contents

General Editors' Introduction v
Foreword vii
Introduction 1
Part I Selections from Baptist Why and Why Not
Introduction to Baptist Why and Why Not (1900) 15
1 The Distinctive Baptist Way: Our Reasons for the Separate Existence of the Baptists 21
2 Why the Bible and Not Other Standards 33
3 Why Immersion and Not Sprinkling or Pouring 41
4 Why Sunday Schools in Baptist Churches 51
5 Why Missionary and Not Anti-Missionary: The Theology of Missions 61
6 Why Missionary and Not "Omissionary" 69
7 Why Education by Baptist Schools 77
8 Why Become a Baptist 91
9 Why Conventions of Baptist Churches 103
10 Why Use Money for the Cause of Christ 111
Part II Selections from The School of the Church
11 The Threefold Church Relation 121
12 The Teacher as God's Interpreter 131
Part III Miscellaneous Writings of J. M. Frost
13 How the Board Came to Be 143
14 Need for Doctrinal Emphasis in Teaching 155
15 What a Church Stands For 159
16 The Church in the Thought of God 169
17 The Church and Its One Book 179
18 The Confession of Faith 191
19 The Church and Its Public Services 205
20 Your Membership in the Church 219
21 The Church of Your Membership 231
22 The Baptist Art of Living Together 243
23 Baptism in the Christian System 249
Questions for Group Discussion and Personal Reflection 255
Name Index 271
Subject Index 275
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