Baptist History

Baptist History

by Barry Pendley

Baptist History is a study on the foundations of Baptist groups, primarily the Calvinistic Baptists. This group of lessons will focus on rise of Baptist men from the English separatists in the sixteenth century. Consideration will be given to the Baptist Confessions, theologians, pastors, and other leaders. This study will also examine movements such as the Northern Baptist Convention, Conservative Baptist Association, and modern fundamentalist groups.

Lesson 1: The Beginnings of the Baptists

Lesson 2: The Emergence of Baptists in England

Lesson 3: Kiffin, Knollys, and Keach

Lesson 4: Defining, Defending and Declaring the Faith

Lesson 5: Hello Freedom, Goodbye Purpose

Lesson 6: Focusing on Mission

Lesson 7: Baptist Beginnings in America

Lesson 8: Growth, Separation and Struggle During the 1700s

Lesson 9: Organization and Growth in the 1800s

Lesson 10: The Northern Baptist Convention

Lesson 11: Influence of Separate?: Baptist Bible Union


Successionist Views

Armitage, Thomas. A History of the Baptists: Traced by their Vital Principles and Practices, From the Time of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to the Year 1886. New York: Bryan, Taylor, and Co., 1887.

Carroll, J. M. The Trail of Blood. Lexington, KY: Ashland Avenue Baptist Church, 1931.

Cummins, David and E. Wayne Thompson. This Day in Baptist History. Vol. 1. Greenville, SC: Bob Jones University Press, 1993.

————————. This Day in Baptist History. Vol. 2. Greenville, SC: Bob Jones University Press, 2000.

Davis, A. A. The Baptist Story: Sermons on the Trail of Blood. Shelbyville, TN: 1999.

Ford, S. H. The Origin of the Baptists. Texarkana: TX: Bogard Press, 1950.

Orchard, G. H. A Concise History of Baptists. Texarkana:TX: Bogard Press, 1956.

English Separtist Views

Haykin, Michael. Rediscovering our English Baptist Heritage: Kiffin, Knollys and Keach. Leeds, England: Reformation Today Trust, 1996.

McBeth, H. Leon. The Baptist Heritage. Nashville, TN: Broadman Press, 1987.

Torbet, Robert. A History of the Baptists. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 1950.

Vedder, A Short History of the Baptists. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 1907.

Other Writings

Beale, David. In Pursuit of Purity. Greenville, S.C.: Unusual Publications, 1986.

Clearwaters, Richard. The Great Conservative Baptist Compromise. Minneapolis, MN: Central Seminary Press, n.d.

Cummins, David. A Brief History of Baptist Missions. Jacksonville, FL: Victory Press, 1998.-

Estep, William. The Anabaptist Story. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 1975.

Gaustad, Edwin, ed. A Documentary History of Religion in America to the Civil War. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 1982.

————————. A Documentary History of Religion in America Since 1865. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 1993.

George, Timothy and David Dockery, eds. Baptist Theologians. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1990.

George, Timothy and Denise, eds. Baptist Confessions, Covenants, and Catechisms. Nashville, TN: Broadman and Holman, 1996.

————————. Baptists and Their Doctrines. Nashvile, TN: Broadman and Holman, 1995.

————————. Baptist Why and Why Not. Nashville, TN: Broadman and Holman, 1996.

Good, Kenneth. Are Baptists Calvinists? Oberlin, OH: Regular Baptist Heritage Fellowship, 1975.

Lumpkin, William. Baptist Confessions of Faith. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 1969.

Marsden, George. Fundamentalism and American Culture. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1980.

McBeth, H. Leon. A Sourcebook for Baptist Heritage. Nashville. TN: Broadman Press, 1990.

Nettles, Thomas. By His Grace and for His Glory: A Historical, Theological, and Practical Study of the Doctrines of Grace in Baptist Life. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1986.

————————. Teaching Truth, Training Hearts: The Study of Catechisms in Baptist Life. Amityville, NY: Calvary Press Publishing, 1998.

Noll, Mark. A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 1992.

Shelley, Bruce. Conservative Baptists: A Story of Twentieth-Century Dissent. Denver, CO: Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary, 1960.

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