The Baptists (Denominations in America) (Paperback)
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A brief, narrative survey of the Baptists in North America over the last three and a half centuries, from their roots in Europe to their present manifestations in contemporary America and the world. The six chapters are organized around five distinctives historically important to Baptists: the Bible, the Church, the ordinances/sacraments, voluntarism, and religious liberty. Concluding with a Chronology and extensive Bibliographic Essay, this is an ideal text for courses in Church History, North American Religious History, or American social and cultural history.
About the Author
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.