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Title:
Why I am a Baptist : reflections on being Baptist in the 21st century
Author:
Staton, Cecil P.
Publication Information:
Macon, GA : Smyth & Helwys Pub., 1999.
Physical Description:
xv, 204 pages : portraits ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781573122900

9781573122917
Format :
Book

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Central Library BX6331.2 .W48 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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As the twenty-first century dawns, the Baptist heritage stands in jeopardy. What is to become of the Baptist heritage and those principles for which Baptists have historically stood? What is to become of the tradition of John Smyth, Thomas Helwys, Roger Williams, Isaac Backus, and John Leland? Who will champion the historic Baptist vision for religious liberty and the priesthood of all believers that has enormously impacted Western Christianity over the last four hundred years?

Why I Am a Baptist presents the voices and reflections of twenty-seven Baptist leaders who stand at the end of one century looking into the promise of the next. You will hear a choir of dissonant voices, yet voices that blend to speak out of the hope and promise of a great tradition that may yet offer a fresh and relevant voice in the coming millenium.


Summary

As the twenty-first century dawns, the Baptist heritage stands in jeopardy. What is to become of the Baptist heritage and those principles for which Baptists have historically stood? What is to become of the tradition of John Smyth, Thomas Helwys, Roger Williams, Isaac Backus, and John Leland? Who will champion the historic Baptist vision for religious liberty and the priesthood of all believers that has enormously impacted Western Christianity over the last four hundred years?


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