Baptists: A Brief History

Baptists: A Brief History

by Timothy George
     
 

The simply titled Baptists by esteemed academic Timothy George is a one-volume narrative history of the Baptist movement from pre-revolutionary England to the end of the twentieth century. Moreso than dryly reported previous books on the subject, it presents an interesting, readable, and edifying account of the Baptist story that proves accessible to

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The simply titled Baptists by esteemed academic Timothy George is a one-volume narrative history of the Baptist movement from pre-revolutionary England to the end of the twentieth century. Moreso than dryly reported previous books on the subject, it presents an interesting, readable, and edifying account of the Baptist story that proves accessible to the literate layperson as well as college and seminary students of Baptist history and theology.

George writes as a conservative, confessional Baptist who appreciates the wider context of the Christian faith within which the Baptist movement has flourished. In retelling the Baptist story, he relies heavily on biography, focusing in on key figures and documents from John Bunyan, Benjamin Keach, and Shubal Stearns to The Diary of Anne Judson, African American pastor John Jasper, Billy Graham, and Bill Wallace, the Baptist witness for human rights and religious liberty

Timothy George is the founding dean of Beeson Divinity School where he teaches church history, historical theology, and theology of the Reformers. He is also an executive editor with Christianity Today and serves on the editorial advisory boards for The Harvard Theological Review, Christian History, and Books & Culture. George and his wife have two children and live in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805416558
Publisher:
B&H Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(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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