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Readings in Baptist History: Four Centuries of Selected Documents

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Readings in Baptist History compiles four centuries of notable religious documents, from John Smyth’s “The Character of the Beast” in 1609 all the way to the 2000 revision of the Southern Baptist Convention’s “Baptist Faith and Message.” This primary source Baptist history book can be used as a companion to larger history texts or stand strongly on its own.
 
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Overview

Readings in Baptist History compiles four centuries of notable religious documents, from John Smyth’s “The Character of the Beast” in 1609 all the way to the 2000 revision of the Southern Baptist Convention’s “Baptist Faith and Message.” This primary source Baptist history book can be used as a companion to larger history texts or stand strongly on its own.
 
In all, it contains key information concerning the theology, origins, conflicts, denominational organization, and historical events of early English Baptists, American Colonial Baptists, Southern Baptists, American Baptists, the Baptist Missionary Association, European Baptists, Baptist Bible Fellowship, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and much more. The book also profiles influential pastors, theologians, missionaries, and Baptist leaders.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805446746
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Joe Early, Jr. is assistant professor of Religion at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky.  He holds a degree from Cumberland College (B.S.), Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M. Div.), and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ph.D.).
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Table of Contents

Preface     v
The Character of the Beast, 1609     1
Letter to Sir William Hammerton, 1609     4
A Declaration of Faith of English People Remaining in Amsterdam in Holland, 1611     7
A Short Declaration of the Mystery of Iniquity, 1612     13
The Beginnings of the Particular Baptists and the Birth of Immersion, 1633     18
The Bloudy Tennent of Persecution, 1644     20
The Whipping of Obadiah Holmes, 1651     32
The Power of the Association, 1749     36
The Birth of the Charleston Association, 1751     39
Birth of the Sandy Creek Baptist Association, 1758     41
A Body of Doctrinal and Practical Divinity, 1769     43
An Appeal to the Public for Religious Liberty, 1773     47
Black Baptists     55
The Rights of Conscience Inalienable, 1791     65
An Enquiry, 1792     69
The "Wall of Separation"     74
Formation of the English Baptist Union, 1813     77
Address at the Formation of the Triennial Convention, 1814     80
Treatise on Slavery, 1822     82
Primitivism and the Antimission Movement     87
Report and Warning about Campbellism, 1830     95
The Georgia Test Case and the AlabamaResolutions     100
Southern and Northern Perspectives on the 1845 Schism     104
Address Explaining Why the Southern Baptist Convention Was Organized, 1845     112
Old Landmarkism: What Is It?     116
A Letter from China     124
Another Word Concerning the Down-Grade     127
The Baptist World Alliance     131
The Kingdom of God, 1917     138
Baptists and Religious Liberty, 1920     145
The Impact of J. Frank Norris on Baptist Life     153
The Cooperative Program, 1924     161
The Trail of Blood, 1931     164
The Baptist Way, 1945     167
Russian Baptist History from 1929 to 1963, 1967     172
Origins of the Conservative Resurgence     176
The Resurgence of Calvinism     187
Peace Committee Report, 1987     198
Doctrinal Statement of the Baptist Missionary Association of America, 1989     213
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship     219
The Baptist Faith and Message, 1925, 1963, 2000     229
Subject Index     271
Scripture Index     274

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