Baptists through the Centuries : A History of a Global People

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  • Copyright: 2010-07-01
  • Publisher: Baylor Univ Pr
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A clearly written introduction to the history and theology of this international people, Baptists through the Centuries provides a chronological survey of the main developments in Baptist life and thought from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. As Baptists spread globally beyond their British and American origins, Bebbington persuasively demonstrates how they constantly adapted to the cultures and societies in which they lived, generating even more diversity within an already multifaceted identity. In the course of telling the story of Baptists, Bebbington also examines the challenging social, political, and intellectual issues in Baptist historyattitudes on race, women's roles in the church, religious liberty, foreign missions, and denominational identityand situates each one within a broader context.

Author Biography

David W. Bebbington is Professor of History at the University

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Roots in the Reformationp. 7
Anabaptists and Baptistsp. 25
Particular and General Baptists in the Seventeenth Centuryp. 43
Baptists and Revival in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 65
Divisions among Baptists in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 83
Theological Polarization among Baptistsp. 103
Baptists and the Social Gospelp. 121
Gospel and Race among Baptistsp. 139
Women in Baptist Lifep. 157
Church, Ministry, and Sacraments among Baptistsp. 177
Baptists and Religious Libertyp. 197
Baptists and Foreign Missionp. 215
The Global Spread of the Baptistsp. 235
Baptist Identityp. 255
Conclusionp. 275
Notesp. 287
Indexp. 305
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