Baptists and the Bible

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A revised edition for students at the divinity school level who study the origins of modern Baptists in 17th Century England, bibliology of the 18th and 19th century Baptists of England and America, and the sources for present-day uncertainties in the field of bibliology, especially as it relates to the Southern Baptist Convention as well as the Northern Baptist Convention. An excellent tool for researchers, scholars, as well as laymen.

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Overview

A revised edition for students at the divinity school level who study the origins of modern Baptists in 17th Century England, bibliology of the 18th and 19th century Baptists of England and America, and the sources for present-day uncertainties in the field of bibliology, especially as it relates to the Southern Baptist Convention as well as the Northern Baptist Convention. An excellent tool for researchers, scholars, as well as laymen.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805418323
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/1999
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,188,919
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom J. Nettles is professor of Historical Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and he currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky.

Russ Bush is Academic Dean at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches theology and philosophy of religion. Bush lives in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Original Edition (1980) xi
Foreword to the Revised Edition (1999) xiii
Preface to the Original Edition (1980) xv
Preface to the Revised Edition (1999) xix
Acknowledgments for the Original Edition (1980) xxiii
Acknowledgments for the Revised Edition (1999) xxiv
Introduction 1
Part 1 "In the Beginning God"
Chapter 1 "The Spirit of God Moved Upon the Face of the Waters" 11
John Smyth 12
Thomas Helwys 15
John Murton 18
Later General Baptists 20
Thomas Grantham 23
Conforming to the Letter 27
Chapter 2 "And God ... Divided the Waters" 29
View of Scripture in the 1644 Confession 32
Chapter 3 "And God Saw That It Was Good" 39
The Second London Confession 41
Of the Holy Scriptures 41
Exposition of the Chapter 44
The Philadelphia Association 51
Chapter 4 "The Waters Brought Forth Abundantly" 55
Roger Williams 56
Isaac Backus and a Great Cloud of Witnesses 61
John Bunyan 65
Benjamin Keach 75
Chapter 5 "Be Fruitful, and Multiply" 83
John Gill 83
Andrew Fuller 91
Dan Taylor 100
Chapter 6 "Unto a Land That I Will Show Thee" 107
William Carey 108
Adoniram Judson 116
Chapter 7 "They Separated Themselves the One from the Other" 127
John Leland 130
Richard Furman 133
Francis Wayland 135
John L. Dagg 144
Part 2 "A New King ... Which Knew Not Joseph"
Chapter 8 "Their Gods Shall Be a Snare" 159
Back to the Bible 160
What Is Truth? 161
The Turning Point 163
Currents of Complexity 168
Chapter 9 "Come, and Let Us Go to Gilgal" 181
J. P. Boyce 182
Basil Manly Jr. 190
J. R. Graves 196
Chapter 10 "O My Son Absalom" 203
John A. Broadus 203
Crawford H. Toy 208
Chapter 11 "That the Lord May Continue His Word" 221
Charles H. Spurgeon 221
John Clifford 229
Chapter 12 "All His Days They Departed Not" 237
A. H. Strong 237
Alvah Hovey 248
Chapter 13 "Then Rose Up the Chief of the Fathers" 257
E. Y. Mullins 258
A. T. Robertson 269
Chapter 14 "Now These Are Thy Servants" 277
B. H. Carroll 278
W. T. Conner 286
Chapter 15 "Do Men Gather Grapes of Thorns?" 293
Walter Rauschenbusch 294
Shailer Mathews 296
William Newton Clarke 300
Harry Emerson Fosdick 305
James Josiah Reeve 312
Chapter 16 "The Beginning of Sorrows" 321
Northern Baptists 321
Southern Baptists 326
Elliott and the Controversy 333
Pushing Over Dominos 337
Part 3 "Whom Say Ye That I Am?"
Chapter 17 "Things Which Are Most Surely Believed Among Us" 341
The Charlestown Confession of 1665 342
The Philadelphia Confession of 1742 344
Articles of Faith of the Kehukee Association of 1777 345
Principles of Faith of the Sandy Creek Association of 1816 345
Terms of Union Between the Elkhorn and South Kentucky Associations of 1801 346
The New Hampshire Confession of 1833 346
A Treatise on the Faith of the Free Will Baptists (1834 and 1948) 347
Landmark Confessions (1905 and 1950) 347
Fundamentalist Baptist Confessions (1921 and 1923) 348
The Baptist Faith and Message: The Memphis Articles of 1925 351
The Baptist Faith and Message: The Kansas City Confession of 1963 352
Scripture in Baptist Confessions of Faith 355
Chapter 18 "Continue Thou in the Things Which
Thou Hast Learned" 359
Preaching the Literal Truth 359
Defining the Issues 363
Faith Seeking Understanding 368
Searching for a Real History 374
Baptist Theologians 377
Summarizing Developments 384
Chapter 19 "Of Them Which Keep the Sayings of This Book" 389
The Sayings of this Book 391
A Contemporary Restatement of the Historic Baptist View of Scripture 395
He That Keepeth the Sayings 396
Blessed Are They That Do His Commandments 418
Person Index 423
Subject Index 429
Scripture Index 434
Doctrine of Scripture Index 438
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