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Title:
The Baptists
Author:
Brackney, William H.
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Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1994.
Physical Description:
xiv, 160 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780275948597
Format :
Book

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Central Library BX6235 .B628 1994 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

A narrative survey of the Baptists in North America during three and a half centuries, from their roots in Europe to their present manifestations in contemporary America and the world. The main topics in this text are: the Bible, the Church, the sacraments, voluntarism and religious liberty.


Author Notes

WILLIAM H. BRACKNEY is Principal and Professor of Historical Theology at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario. The author of four books and contributor to numerous scholarly publications in Baptist and North American religious history, Dr. Brackney is Chairman of the Division of Study and Research of the Baptist World Alliance. His education includes degrees from the University of Maryland, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Temple University, where he received his doctorate in history and religion.


Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: The Problem of Baptist Identity An Overview of Baptist History
The Bible: Authority or Battleground?
A New Vision for the Church Sacraments/Ordinances: Signs of Faith
A New Way: Voluntary Religion
The Struggle for Religious Liberty
Notes
Appendix 1 Chronology
Appendix 2 The International Baptist Family
Bibliographic Essay
Index

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