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Wiliam L. Pitts, Jr.

William L. Pitts, Jr. is a professor of Church History in the Religion department at Baylor University. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (MDiv and PhD). Pitts has published in the areas of Baptist history and identity, historiography, spirituality, new religious movements, Christian missions, and women’s leadership roles in American religion.

Books by Wiliam L. Pitts, Jr.

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The Collected Works of Hanserd Knollys: Pamphlets On Religion
Edited by: Wiliam L. Pitts Jr., Rady Roldan-Figueroa
Product Code: H933
ISBN: 9780881466102
Product Format: Hardback
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Hanserd Knollys was one of the most influential Baptists of the seventeenth century. University educated, he provided guidance for Baptists on many key issues that formed their identity. In debate with other religious leaders he defended conscious commitment to Christ by each individual, the congregational character of the church, and the necessity of religious liberty. In addition to these three foundational beliefs, Knollys provided guidance for early Baptists on debated issues of practice. He endorsed the value of learning from the writings of inspired women, he endorsed congregational singing, and he supported raising funds for the support of ministers. In all of these matters he provided precedents and strong arguments for Baptist practice. Knollys served as pastor of a local London congregation, extended Baptist influence through preaching tours and provided a high standard of education in the schools he organized and led.