(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, first and second centures after Christ until America.
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
CHAPTER 1. — THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCHES
CHAPTER 2. — THE ANCIENT CHURCHES.
CHAPTER 3. — THE STRUGGLE AGAINST CORRUPTION.
CHAPTER 4. — THE PAULICIAN AND BOGOMIL CHURCHES.
CHAPTER 5. — THE ALBIGENSIAN, THE PETROBRUSIAN, THE
HENRICIAN, THE ARNOLDIST, AND THE BERENGARIAN CHURCHES.
CHAPTER 6. — THE WALDENSIAN CHURCHES.
CHAPTER 7. — THE ORIGIN OR THE ANABAPTIST CHURCHES.
CHAPTER 8. — THE CHARACTER OF THE ANABAPTISTS.
CHAPTER 9. — THE REFORMERS BEAR WITNESS TO THE BAPTISTS.
CHAPTER 10. — THE BAPTISTS IN THE PRACTICE OF DIPPING.
CHAPTER 11. — OTHER BAPTIST CHURCHES IN THE PRACTICE OF DIPPING.
CHAPTER 12. — THE PRACTICE OF DIPPING IN THE NETHERLANDS, POLAND, LITHUANIA AND TRANSYLVANIA BAPTIST CHURCHES.
CHAPTER 13. — THE PEASANT WARS AND THE KINGDOM OF MUENSTER.
CHAPTER 14. — THE BRITISH BAPTIST CHURCHES.
CHAPTER 15. — THE BAPTISTS IN THE REFORMATION PERIOD IN ENGLAND.
CHAPTER 16. — THE EPISODE OF JOHN SMYTH.
CHAPTER 17. — ORIGIN OF THE PARTICULAR BAPTIST CHURCHES.
CHAPTER 18. — A GREAT DEBATE ON BAPTISM.
CHAPTER 19. — THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF BAPTIST INSTITUTIONS AND CUSTOMS.
CHAPTER 20. — THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE ENGLISH BAPTISTS.
CHAPTER 21. — THE ORIGIN OF THE AMERICAN BAPTIST CHURCHES.