The Baptist Story

The Baptist Story : From English Sect to Global Movement

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"The Baptist Story "is a narrative history spanning over four centuries of a diverse group of people living among distinct cultureson 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."show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 35.56mm | 725.74g
  • Broadman & Holman Publishers
  • Nashville, TN, United States
  • English
  • 1433673754
  • 9781433673757
  • 370,036

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"[The authors]have written an eminently readable, thorough, and well-balanced account of the Baptist past from its roots in English Separatism to the modern context where the Baptist movement has become truly global.The authors respect the diversity and complexity of Baptist history, and they judiciously avoid any partisan agendas. . . . This textbook should be widely adopted for use in relevant college and seminary courses, as well as in church study groups. James Patterson University Professor of Christian Thought & Tradition and Acting Dean, School ofTheology& Missions, Union University"show more

About Anthony L. Chute

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. Finnis Dean of the School of Theology and Missions andProfessor 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 bookson the ancient church and eighteenth-century British Baptists."show more

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