(See the Preface and Table of Contents)
The testimony here recorded has been taken from many sources. I doubt not that diligent search would reveal further facts of the highest value. As a matter of fact I have a great accumulation of material which would extend into several volumes. In my judgment a Commission should be appointed with ample means to make a thorough search in the Archives of Europe. This book traces the history of early Baptists in America until 1845.
About the Author
The John T. Christian Library of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is named in his honor. According to the seminary, "The basic collection came from the library of the outstanding church historian, John T. Christian, who was the first librarian of the seminary. He gave the school his personal library of 18,000 volumes when he joined the faculty in 1919." His personal papers are housed in the Archives at the John T. Christian Library, on campus at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
His work is highly acclaimed and recommended by those who are considered scholars in the area of Baptist history.
Table of Contents
1 — THE COLONIAL PERIOD
CHAPTER 1 — THE FIRST BAPTISTS IN AMERICA.
CHAPTER 2 — THE BAPTISTS IN RHODE ISLAND.
CHAPTER 3 — THE PERSECUTIONS OF THE BAPTISTS IN MASSACHUSETTS.
CHAPTER 4 — THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCHES IN MASSACHUSETTS.
CHAPTER 5 — THE BAPTISTS OF PENNSYLVANIA AND THE JERSEYS.
CHAPTER 6 — THE BAPTISTS OF MAINE AND SOUTH CAROLINA.
CHAPTER 7 — THE BAPTISTS IN NEW YORK, DELAWARE, CONNECTICUT AND VERMONT.
CHAPTER 8 — THE BAPTISTS IN MARYLAND AND NEW HAMPSHIRE
CHAPTER 9 — THE PHILADELPHIA ASSOCIATION, BROWN UNIVERSITY, AND BAPTIST CUSTOMS.
CHAPTER 10 — THE GREAT AWAKENING.
CHAPTER 11 — THE BAPTISTS OF VIRGINIA.
CHAPTER 12 — THE BAPTISTS IN VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA.
2 — THE PERIOD OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
CHAPTER 1 — THE BAPTISTS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
CHAPTER 2 — THE BAPTISTS AND THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION.
CHAPTER 3 — THE PERIOD OF IMPRISONMENT AND STRIFE IN VIRGINIA.
CHAPTER 4 — THE BAPTISTS AND THE DESTRUCTION OF THE ESTABLISHMENT.
3 — THE PERIOD OF GROWTH AND ORGANIZATION
CHAPTER 1 — THE BAPTISTS IN KENTUCKY.
CHAPTER 2 — THE BAPTISTS OF THE OHIO VALLEY.
CHAPTER 3 — THE BAPTISTS IN MISSISSIPPI AND LOUISIANA.
CHAPTER 4 — THE GREAT REVIVAL OF 1800.
CHAPTER 5 — THE RISE OF FOREIGN MISSIONS AMONG AMERICAN BAPTISTS.
CHAPTER 6 — THE GENERAL CONVENTION OF THE BAPTIST DENOMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES.
CHAPTER 7 — THE ANTI-EFFORT SECESSION FROM THE BAPTISTS.
CHAPTER 8 — THE SCHISM OF ALEXANDER CAMPBELL.
CHAPTER 9 — A NUMBER OF BAPTIST ACTIVITIES.