A Global Introduction to Baptist Churches

A Global Introduction to Baptist Churches

by Robert E. Johnson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521877814

ISBN-13: 9780521877817

Pub. Date: 09/13/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Coinciding with the four-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Baptist movement, this book explores and assesses the cultural sources of Baptist beliefs and practices. Although the movement has been embraced, enriched, and revised by numerous cultural heritages, the Baptist movement has focused on a small group of Anglo exiles in Amersterdam in constructing its

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Coinciding with the four-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Baptist movement, this book explores and assesses the cultural sources of Baptist beliefs and practices. Although the movement has been embraced, enriched, and revised by numerous cultural heritages, the Baptist movement has focused on a small group of Anglo exiles in Amersterdam in constructing its history and identity. Robert E. Johnson seeks to recapture the varied cultural and theological sources of Baptist tradition and to give voice to the diverse global elements of the movement that have previously been excluded or marginalized. With an international communion of over 110 million persons in more than 225,000 congregations, Baptists constitute the world’s largest aggregate of evangelical Protestants. This work offers insight into the diversity, breadth, and complexity of the cultural influences that continue to shape Baptist identity today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521877817
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/13/2010
Series:
Introduction to Religion Series
Pages:
470
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Foundations: 1. The primal shaping processes of the global Baptist movement; Part II. Age of Emerging Baptist Denominational Traditions, 1600–1792: 2. Seeds for diversity amid an early Anglo prevalence; Part III. The Frontier Age, 1792–1890: 3. Baptists' frontier age in the British Empire; 4. Baptists' frontier age in the United States; 5. Baptists' frontier age in the European continent, Africa, Asia, and Latin America; Part IV. The Age of Proliferating Traditioning Sources, 1890–Present: 6. Baptists' evolving traditioning sources in Africa, Asia, and Oceania; 7. Baptists' evolving traditioning sources in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Eurasia; 8. Baptists' evolving traditioning sources in North America; Part V. Beliefs and Practices: 9. Baptists' beliefs and practices.

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