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Michael Kuykendall

, Bible translation philosophy, Baptist history, Pentecostal origins Uncovering ideological agendas in recent Bible versions is not an exercise exclusive to the present generation. Indeed, the transmission and translation of English Bibles has always been ideological or sectarian, if by those terms we

Weaver, Douglas

whole life to writing Baptist history. In 1813, he published A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America and Other Parts of the World in two volumes. Benedict obtained material through nume...

Scott Sowerby

coherence in the nar- rative of Baptist history, as di ff erent persons with no organizational connection to one another become lumped into the category of ‘Baptists’ because they each, independently, adopted Baptist beliefs. Stephen Wright accepts this lack of coherence. He resists the temp- tation to tidy

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Barry Howson

England in the mid-seventeenth-century saw the emergence of numerous religious sects, one of which were the Calvinistic Baptists. During this revolutionary era this group was often accused of heresy by their Reformed contemporaries. At that time Hanserd Knollys, one of the key spokesmen for this body, was personally charged with holding heterodox beliefs, in particular, Antinomianism, Anabaptism and Fifth Monarchism. In addition, subsequent historians have been compelled to defend Knollys against the charge of hyper-Calvinism. All of these charges are serious, and consequently bring into question Knollys' basic orthodoxy.
This book systematically examines each of these charges against Knollys by looking at them in their broader historical context, and then comprehensively examining them from Knollys' writings to determine if they are indeed valid. Along the way Knollys' soteriology, ecclesiology and eschatology receive vital and needed elucidation.

The Origins of the Baptist Movement Among the Hungarians

A History of the Baptists in the Kingdom of Hungary From 1846 to 1893

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George Alex Kish

This study of the origins of the Baptist movement among the Hungarians examines the two attempts to establish a sustained Baptist mission in the Kingdom of Hungary during the nineteenth century: the first unsuccessful attempt begun in 1846 and the second attempt begun in 1873, which resulted in a sustained Baptist presence in Hungary. The primary question the study addresses is why the first attempt came to naught while the second attempt quickly flourished. Related to this is the question of whether any organic connection exists between the two Baptist mission endeavors. In answering these questions interesting themes concerning the intersection of Christian mission, socio-political concerns, and cultural-linguistic tensions are addressed.

Michael A.G. Haykin

’s ‘ At the Pure Fountain of Thy Word ’ (2004), and Paul Brewster’s Andrew Fuller (2010). These studies, along now with that of Chun, show that Fuller is a central figure in not only Baptist history, but also the broader history of Evangelical Christianity. As E.F. Clipsham, an English historian who has

Joshua R. Ziefle

twentieth century. Welch is the pastor of Cambray Baptist Church in Cheltenham and is a Fellow of the Centre for Baptist History and Heritage at the University of Oxford. Joseph Smale represents the culmination of dissertation research undertaken during his doctoral studies at the University of Birmingham

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Chris Chun

This book focuses on the legacy of Jonathan Edwards on the Particular Baptists by way of apprehending theories held by their congregations during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In particular, special attention is directed to the Edwardsean legacy as manifested in the theology of Andrew Fuller. The monograph positions itself between Edwards and Fuller in the transatlantic, early modern period and attempts by the two theologians to express a coherent understanding of traditional dogma within the context of the Enlightenment. The scope of the research traces Fuller’s theological indebtedness by way of historical reconstruction, textual expositions, and theological and philosophical implications of the following works: Freedom of the Will, Religious Affections, Humble Attempt, and Justification by Faith Alone et al.

Keith Clements

– that defies serious efforts genuinely to interpret them as one.’ What follows is therefore very much a ‘post-modern’ reading of Baptist history, seen now as a polycentric phenomenon in which the ‘classic’ white-led Anglo European tradition is but one of a multiplicity of stories which only now, in a

Steven R. Harmon

Separatist expatriates John Smyth, Thomas Helwys, and a band of their co-religionists have produced notable surveys of the theological contributions of this tradition, from Fisher Humphreys’ 24-page booklet Baptist Theology: A Really Short Version (Brentwood, Tenn.: Baptist History and Heritage Society