The Baptist Story: From English Sect to Global Movement
: The Baptist Story is a narrative history of a diverse group of people spanning over four centuries, living among distinct cultures on separate continents, while finding their common identity in Christ and expressing their faith as Baptists. Baptist...
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The Baptist Story is a narrative history of a diverse group of people spanning over four centuries, living among distinct cultures on separate continents, while finding their common 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 or undergraduate courses, as well as group study in the local church.
Michael A. G. Haykin (ThD, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto) is Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, KY. He is the author of a number of books, including The Spirit of God: The Exegesis of 1 and 2 Corinthians in the Pneumatomachian Controversy of the Fourth Century (E.J. Brill, 1994); One heart and one soul: John Sutcliff of Olney, his friends, and his times (Evangelical Press, 1994); Kiffin, Knollys and Keach: Rediscovering Our English Baptist Heritage (Reformation Today Trust, 1996); At the Pure Fountain of Thy Word: Andrew Fuller as an Apologist (Paternoster Press, 2004); Jonathan Edwards: The Holy Spirit in Revival (Evangelical Press, 2005); and most recently, The God who draws near: An introduction to Biblical Spirituality (Evangelical Press, 2007) and The Emergence Of Evangelicalism (IVPUK, 2008).
-Editorial Review- Koorong.
- :<div>introduction<br><br>section One: Baptists In The Seventeenth And Eighteenth Centuries<br>chapter 1: Baptist Beginnings<br>chapter 2: Baptists Under The Cross<br>chapter 3: Baptists In An Age Of Reason And Revival<br>chapter 4: Baptist Renewal And Advance<br><br>section Two: Baptists In The Nineteenth Century<br>chapter 5: Baptists And The World Before Them<br>chapter 6: Baptist Progress And Setbacks<br>chapter 7: Baptist Expansion And Adaptation<br>chapter 8: Baptist Transitions And Trends<br><br>section Three: Baptists In The Twentieth And Twenty-first Centuries<br>chapter 9: Baptists And The Early Twentieth Century<br>chapter 10: Baptist Tensions And Expansions<br>chapter 11: Baptist Controversies In A Changing World<br>chapter 12: Baptist Developments Into The Twenty-first Century<br><br>section Four: Baptist Beliefs<br>chapter 13: Baptist Identity And Distinctives</div>