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The Baptist Story is a narrative history spanning over four centuries of a diverse group of people living among distinct cultures on separate continents while finding their identity in Christ and expressing their faith as Baptists. Baptist historians Anthony Chute, Nathan Finn, and Michael Haykin highlight the Baptist transition from a despised sect to a movement of global influence. Each chapter includes stories of people who made this history so fascinating. Although the emphasis is on the English-speaking world, The Baptist Story integrates stories of non-English-speaking Baptists, ethnic minorities, women, and minority theological traditions, all within the context of historic, orthodox Christianity. This volume provides more than just the essential events and necessary names to convey the grand history. It also addresses questions that students of Baptist history frequently ask, includes prayers and hymns of those who experienced hope and heartbreak, and directs the reader’s attention to the mission of the church as a whole. Written with an irenic tone and illustrated with photographs in every chapter, The Baptist Story is ideally suited for graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as group study in the local church.
|Publisher:||B&H Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 18 Years|
About the Author
Anthony L. Chute is professor of Church History and associate dean of the School of Christian Ministries at California Baptist University in Riverside, California. He has written several books and essays on Baptist history and theology. Nathan A. Finn is Dean of the School of Theology and Missions and Professor of Christian Thought and Tradition at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He has written widely on topics related to Baptist history, identity, and spirituality.Michael A. G. Haykin is professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has written a number of books on the ancient church and eighteenth-century British Baptists.
Table of ContentsIntroductionSection One: Baptists in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth CenturiesChapter 1: Baptist BeginningsChapter 2: Baptists Under the CrossChapter 3: Baptists in an Age of Reason and RevivalChapter 4: Baptist Renewal and AdvanceSection Two: Baptists in the Nineteenth CenturyChapter 5: Baptists and the World Before ThemChapter 6: Baptist Progress and SetbacksChapter 7: Baptist Expansion and AdaptationChapter 8: Baptist Transitions and TrendsSection Three: Baptists in the Twentieth and Twenty-First CenturiesChapter 9: Baptists and the Early Twentieth CenturyChapter 10: Baptist Tensions and ExpansionsChapter 11: Baptist Controversies in a Changing WorldChapter 12: Baptist Developments into the Twenty-First CenturySection Four: Baptist BeliefsChapter 13: Baptist Identity and Distinctives
Anthony L. Chute: Riverside, California Nathan A. Finn: Wake Forest, North Carolina Michael A. G. Haykin: Louisville, Kentucky