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Turning Points In Baptist History

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Author: Michael Edward Williams
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780881461350
Size: 77.49 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 332
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Book Description: Arranged in chronological order so that the Baptist saga can be understood as a continuous narrative, the book has the added advantage of permitting the reader to cherry-pick chapters that are of particular interest. The Baptist struggles for freedom of conscience, for a believer's church, for including both genders and all races, for fulfilling the Great Commission, and for the separation of church and state--these are only a few of the denominational-shaping turning points one discovers in this book.


Turning Points In Baptist History

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Author: Michael E. Williams, Sr.
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ISBN: 9780881462449
Size: 70.74 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 332
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Book Description: Chronicles key events in Baptist history to trace the story of the denomination's voluntary approach to the Christian faith, covering topics in brief, narrative chapters while exploring essential themes in the writings of Professor Harry Leon McBeth. Reprint.


Historical Dictionary Of The Baptists

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Author: William H. Brackney
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1538122529
Size: 33.29 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 808
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Book Description: Baptists are a major group of Christians with a worldwide presence. Originating in the English Puritan-Separatist tradition of the 17th century, Baptists proliferated in North America, and through missionary work from England, Europe, and North America, they have established churches, associations, unions, missions, and alliances in virtually every country. They are among the most highly motivated evangelists of the Christian gospel, employing at present in excess of 7,000 domestic and overseas missionaries. Important characteristics of the Baptists across their history are: the authority of the Scriptures, individual accountability before God, the priority of religious experience, religious liberty, separation of church and state, congregational independence, and a concern for the social implications of the gospel. Baptists recognize a twofold ministry (deacons and pastors) or a threefold order (deacons, elders, pastors). Historical Dictionary of the Baptists, Third Edition expands upon the second edition with an updated chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important events, doctrines, and the church founders, leaders, and other prominent figures who have made notable contributions.


Dividing The Faith

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Author: Richard J. Boles
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479803189
Size: 36.27 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Book Description: Uncovers the often overlooked participation of African Americans and Native Americans in early Protestant churches Phillis Wheatley was stolen from her family in Senegambia, and, in 1761, slave traders transported her to Boston, Massachusetts, to be sold. She was purchased by the Wheatley family who treated Phillis far better than most eighteenth-century slaves could hope, and she received a thorough education while still, of course, longing for her freedom. After four years, Wheatley began writing religious poetry. She was baptized and became a member of a predominantly white Congregational church in Boston. More than ten years after her enslavement began, some of her poetry was published in London, England, as a book titled Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral. This book is evidence that her experience of enslavement was exceptional. Wheatley remains the most famous black Christian of the colonial era. Though her experiences and accomplishments were unique, her religious affiliation with a predominantly white church was quite ordinary. Dividing the Faith argues that, contrary to the traditional scholarly consensus, a significant portion of northern Protestants worshipped in interracial contexts during the eighteenth century. Yet in another fifty years, such an affiliation would become increasingly rare as churches were by-and-large segregated. Richard Boles draws from the records of over four hundred congregations to scrutinize the factors that made different Christian traditions either accessible or inaccessible to African American and American Indian peoples. By including Indians, Afro-Indians, and black people in the study of race and religion in the North, this research breaks new ground and uses patterns of church participation to illuminate broader social histories. Overall, it explains the dynamic history of racial integration and segregation in northern colonies and states.


Not An Easy Journey

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Author: Walter B. Shurden
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780865549333
Size: 46.53 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 310
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Book Description: Shurden on Baptists: Assessments, Appreciations, Apologies contains articles, essays, and speeches given by Walter Shurden on Baptists. Walter Shurden is a longtime champion of the role of freedom in the Baptist tradition. Recognizing that freedom alone does not tell the whole story, Shurden also speaks to and from other cardinal Baptist convictions. Some of the materials in this volume appear for the first time and consist of speeches and addresses that Shurden has made at crucial points in recent Baptist life in America in the latter part of the twentieth century. Especially concerned with the fundamentalist takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention and the resulting lack of emphasis on historic Baptist principles, Shurden addresses directly and indirectly the SBC controversy in several of the chapters of this book. More, Shurden emphasizes what makes Baptists distinctive in American religious life.


Orthodox Puritan Baptist

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Author: G. Stephen Weaver, Jr.
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3647550868
Size: 23.64 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 234
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The Great Turning Points In British History

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Publisher: Constable & Robinson
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Size: 16.51 MB
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Category : Great Britain
Languages : en
Pages : 210
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Book Description: Leading historians select and describe the 20 most significant events in British history.