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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 Cloud of Witnesses from the Heart of the City: First Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, 1816–2016
By author: W. Glenn Jonas Jr.
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H925
ISBN: 9780881465914
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
The First Presbyterian Church of Raleigh, North Carolina has an important presence as a leading community of faith in North Carolina’s capital city. This book examines the history of the church from its birth in 1816 to present. It is comprehensive and contextualized within the broader national, state, city, and denominational history over the last 200 years.

A Decade of Debate and Division: Georgia Baptists and the Formation of the Southern Convention
By author: Robert G. Gardner
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P128
ISBN: 9780865544840
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $35.00
A Decade of Debate and Division covers the tumultuous 1840s when Baptists in the South-Virginians, South Carolinians, and Georgians-decided that Northern opposition to slavery left them with only one option-formation of a new and separate denomination: the Southern Baptist Convention.

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 Wheel Within a Wheel : Southern Methodism and the Georgia Holiness Association
By author: Brian Turley
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H472
ISBN: 9780865546301
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00
This study examines the rise of the holiness movement in Georgia following the Civil War. Employing a blend of social and intellectual historical methods, the study pays particular attention to the shifting cultural conditions occurring in the Georgia and the rest of the southeast around the turn of the century and shows how these changes influenced the movement.

Academy and College : The History of the Woman's College of Furman University
By author: Judith Bainbridge
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H553
ISBN: 9780865547360
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $39.95
The history fo the origin, evolution, and demise of the Greenville Woman's College (1854-1961)-a small, underfunded, Baptist institution in upstate South Carolina traces its beginning from a Female Academy, through its organization by the South Carolina Baptist Convention, its struggle for survival and improvement during the years after the Civil War, to its rising aspirations and drive for accreditation in the 1920's.

Adiel Sherwood: Baptist Antebellum Pioneer in Georgia
By author: Burch
Product Code: P258
ISBN: 9780865548909
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $22.00
Adiel Sherwood (1791–1879) helped establish some of the first antebellum efforts in education, temperance, and mission outreach in Georgia, especially among Georgia Baptists. Sherwood was probably the most important spiritual influence in the founding of Mercer University, helping set the tone for creating a Baptist university committed to both inquiring faith and rigorous academics.

Always Reforming : A History of Christianity Since 1300
By author: Craig Atwood
Product Code: P205
ISBN: 9780865546790
Product Format: Paperback
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One of the most important slogans of the Protestant Reformation was the Latin phrase Ecclesia semper reformanda--"the Church is always reforming." This theological principle, so central to the work of the Reformers, is the unifying theme of Craig D. Atwood's history of Christianity in the modern era.

Amazing Grace in John Newton : Slave Ship Captain, Hymn Writer, and Abolitionist
By author: William E. Phipps
Product Code: H536
ISBN: 9780865547162
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00
In "Amazing Grace," the best-loved of all hymns, John Newton's allusions to the drama of his life tell the story of a youth who was a virtual slave in Sierra Leone before ironically becoming a slave trader himself. Liverpool, his home port, was the center of the most colossal, lucrative, and inhumane slave trade the world has ever known. A gradual spiritual awakening transformed Newton into an ardent evangelist and anti-slavery activist.

Amazing Grace in John Newton : Slave-Ship Captain, Hymn Writer, and Abolitionist
By author: William E. Phipps
Product Code: P282
ISBN: 9780865548688
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $25.00
In "Amazing Grace," the best-loved of all hymns, John Newton's allusions to the drama of his life tell the story of a youth who was a virtual slave in Sierra Leone before ironically becoming a slave trader himself. Liverpool, his home port, was the center of the most colossal, lucrative, and inhumane slave trade the world has ever known. A gradual spiritual awakening transformed Newton into an ardent evangelist and anti-slavery activist. Influenced by Methodists George Whitefield and John Wesley, Newton became prominent among those favoring a Methodist-style revival in the Church of England. This movement stressed personal conversion, simple worship, emotional enthusiasm, and social justice. While pastoring a poor flock in Olney, he and poet William Cowper produced a hymnal containing such perennial favorites as "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken" and "God Moves in a Mysterious Way." Later, while serving a church in London, Newton raised British consciousness on the immorality of the slave trade. The account he gave to Parliament on the atrocities he had witnessed helped William Wilberforce obtain legislation to abolish the slave trade in England. Newton's life story convinced many who are "found" after being "lost" to sing Gospel hymns as they lobbied for civil rights legislation. His close involvement with both capitalism and evangelicalism, the main economic and religious forces of his era, provide a fascinating case study of the relationship of Christians to their social environment. In an afterword on Newtonian Christianity, Phipps explains Newton's critique of Karl Marx's thesis that religious ideals are always the effect of what produces the most profit. Phipps relies on accounts Newton gives in his ship journal, diary, letters, and sermons for this most readable scholarly narrative.

American Women in Mission: A Social History of Their Thought and Practice
By author: Dana Robert
Product Code: P158
ISBN: 9780865545496
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $40.00

An Ex-Colored Church: Social Activism in the CME Church, 1870-1970
Product Code: P280
ISBN: 9780865549036
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $28.00
The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church was an important part of the historic freedom struggles of African Americans from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights movement. This fight for equality and freedom can be seen clearly in the denomination’s evolving social and ecumenical consciousness. The denomination’s very name changed from “Colored” to “Christian” in 1954, but the denomination did not join the struggle late. Rather, the CME was a critical participant from the days following the Civil War. At times, the Church was at odds with their white Methodist counterparts and in solidarity with other African-American denominations on issues of racial desegregation and the role of social protest in religion. Raymond Sommerville’s important book discusses the relationship between Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the CME. While King and others received most of the headlines during the Civil Rights Era, the CME proved to be involved at all levels and equally important in all they did. With its strategic location in the South and its long history of ecumenical involvement, the CME Church emerged as a leading advocate of ecumenical civil rights activism. Previous interpretations asserted that the CME was apolitical and accomodationist or that it was more progressive than it was. Sommerville presents a more nuanced account of how a church of largely former slaves emancipated itself from the constraints of white Methodist paternalism and Jim Crow racism to emerge as a progressive force of racial justice and ecumenism in the South and beyond. Sommerville examines major centers of the CME--Nashville, Birmingham, Memphis, Atlanta--and selected leaders in the South in charting the gradual metamorphosis of the former CME as a largely nonpolitical body of former slaves in 1870 to a more politically active denomination at the apex of the modern Civil Rights movement in the 1960s.

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