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A Choosing People: The History of Seventh Day Baptists
By author: Don A. Sanford
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H846
ISBN: 9780881462845
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
The freedom and responsibility of choice is one of the basic tenets of Baptist beliefs. Seventh Day Baptists as a part of this Baptist heritage for over 350 years have upheld and practiced that right. The decision to follow the Bible instead of ecclesiastical authority and tradition led them to accept the seventh day of the week as the Sabbath which sets them apart from other Baptists. A Choosing People: The History of Seventh Day Baptists documents the history of this oldest Sabbathkeeping Christian denomination within the framework of both religious and secular history from the Reformation in Europe to modern times in America. Originally published in 1992, this book has been thoroughly updated to the present and brings greater accuracy and thoroughness to this engaging history of the choices, struggles, and beliefs of Seventh Day Baptists.

A Journey of Faith and Community: The Story of the First Baptist Church of Augusta, Georgia
By author: Bruce T. Gourley
Publisher: with BH&H
Product Code: H937
ISBN: 9780881466133
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Established amid adversity in 1817, the First Baptist Church of Augusta, Georgia, ranks among the most important congregations in Southern history for having birthed the Southern Baptist Convention in 1845. A JOURNEY OF FAITH AND COMMUNITY offers new insight into the surprising role First Baptist Church of Augusta played in the formation of the South’s now-largest denomination. Yet in a manner unusual for Baptist churches of the Deep South and in part reflective of the ethos of Augusta, the First Baptist congregation maintained significant relationships with Northern (American) Baptists into the twentieth century. Exemplifying the progressively conservative nature and rapid growth of early to mid-twentieth century urban Southern Baptist life, the church in the decades following dissented from a theologically-calcifying SBC by ordaining women to ministry, welcoming holistic ministry and missions, and transitioning into primarily a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship congregation.

A Miracle of Grace: An Autobiograpgy
By author: E. Glenn Hinson
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H856
ISBN: 9780881463941
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
This is the story of Glenn Hinson’s life—A Miracle of Grace— “for I stand with mouth agape as I look back from where I am at age eighty toward where my story began.” With degrees from some of the world’s most noted schools (Washington University in St Louis, Southern Seminary, Oxford University), Hinson has taught in some of America’s most distinguished educational institutions (Southern Seminary, Wake Forest University, Catholic University of America, Notre Dame, Emory University), and has played a modest role in some of the most momentous ecumenical developments in Christian history since the Reformation of the sixteenth century. Who could have foreseen much less predicted any of those happenings from a glance at his early years growing up in dire poverty in the Missouri Ozarks during the Great Depression?

And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy: Sermons by Women in Baptist Life
Edited by: Karen Massey
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P447
ISBN: 9780881462852
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
As long as there have been Baptists in America, there have been female Baptist ministers and preachers. Unfortunately, some Baptist denominations have not always been kind to them. Due to theological debate, often the existence of these female ministers has been ignored, and their words have not been recorded. This book of sermons seeks to record the words, insights, and experiences of several women ministers and preachers so as not to become part of the lost generations of women who have gone before them. This book is practical in its arrangement for classroom use or group readings.

Baptist Principles: With Practical Applications and Questions for Discussion
Edited by: George H. Tooze
Product Code: P464
ISBN: 9780881464382
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $19.00
Baptist Principles is intended to serve three segments of our Baptist life. It is first of all for individuals, pastors, and laity who want to do serious thinking about Baptist principles, work through the tensions, and apply his or her evolving conclusions to his or her own personal life and ministry. In this remarkably written book, George Tooze declares and defines the tensions that are inherent in any Baptist congregation because the potential for differences of faith and interpretation are enormous. Each of the book’s chapters concludes with a series of provocative questions that challenge and define Baptist principles and living a Baptist life.

Baptist Theology: A Four-Century Study
By author: James Leo Garrett
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P584
ISBN: 9780881467079
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $40.00
Embracing in one common trajectory the major Baptist confessions of faith, the major Baptist theologians, and the principal Baptist theological movements and controversies, this book spans four centuries of Baptist doctrinal history.

Baptists and Gender: Papers for the Ninth International Conference on Baptist Studies
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P684
ISBN: 9780881469134
Availability: In stock
Price: $40.00
As a compilation of twenty-three papers prepared for the Ninth International Conference on Baptist Studies, this volume is broad in scope. Although the conference was not held due to COVID-19, this book presents the findings prepared for it, with chapters from Baptists in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania. It thus augments scholarly perspectives on Christianity and gender, including insights on exemplary Baptist women leaders, the diversity of global Baptist gender roles, and Baptist constructions of masculinity.

Baptists and Revivals
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P574
ISBN: 9780881466836
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Price: $35.00
Revivals are an integral part of Baptist life. Just as Baptists share key convictions regarding believer's baptism, congregational governance, and religious freedom, they have also widely adopted common practices. Revivals have contributed immensely to the vitality and growth of Baptists worldwide. This volume is a contribution to the theme of Baptist revivals. It explores the central role played by revivalism for Baptist life in the U.S. and Canada, Britain and Continental Europe, and the Majority world. For 250 years, beginning with the Great Awakening in the mid-eighteenth century, and in almost every place they have established churches, Baptists have embraced the practice of revivalism.

Baptists, Gospel, and Culture: Papers from the Eighth International Conference on Baptist Studies
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P625
ISBN: 9780881467895
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Price: $40.00
Baptists historically have shared common beliefs, including believer's baptism, congregational governance, and separation of church and state. This book addresses the question of why Baptists differ in various parts of the world. A central component of the answer lies in part in the variety of cultures where Baptists have planted churches. In order to document the diversities, this study has intentionally sought contributions from Baptist scholars across the world, including Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, and eastern Europe as well as from western Europe and North America where Baptist presence is more common.

Between Fetters and Freedom: African American Baptists since Emancipation
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H906
ISBN: 9780881465402
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Price: $35.00
The essays in BETWEEN FETTERS AND FREEDOM explore a number of issues bearing on post-Civil War African American Baptists. With limited resources at their disposal, precisely what did freedom mean? Would African American Baptist organizations be recognized as legitimate by white peer organizations? What sort of internal stress would African American organizations face as they gained traction in the black community, and what sort of stress would a rapidly changing culture place on those organizations and the people who made them what they were? Through it all, preachers and lay people alike wondered how their voices would be heard above the din.

Beyond the Barriers: Overcoming Hostility in the Church
By author: William E. Hull
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H848
ISBN: 9780881463828
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
We live in a fractured world. Deep cleavages divide into competing camps those who could helpfully enrich and balance each other. As hostilities deepen, collaboration becomes impossible. Impasses develop that thwart any hope of progress. We lament destructive polarization in the political process, but the same kind of fragmentation has compromised the unity of most Christian denominations. When a rupture occurs, each side spends more time and energy attacking the other side than they do combating the true enemies of the faith.

Can I Get a Witness?: Essays, Sermons, and Reflections
By author: Bill J. Leonard
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P479
ISBN: 9780881464689
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
As the Twenty-First century muddles along, perhaps the phrase “Can I get a witness?” will sharpen our thinking about the current state of religion in American culture, particularly for Protestants. Indeed, the permanent transition that characterizes American religious life offers an opportunity to revisit the word “witness” and its meaning for the future. The materials in this volume survey issues in American religious communities developed through academic research, classroom teaching, sermons, and years of working with ministerial students. A final section is a collection of representative columns written for Associated Baptist Press, addressing questions in American religio-cultural life, past, and present.

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