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Different and Distinctive, but Nevertheless Baptist: A History of Northminster Baptist Church, 1967-2017
Product Code: H957
ISBN: 9780881466805
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Local church history is important. What great thinkers have written and what denominational bodies have declared in resolutions and organizational ministries are important, but "lived religion" at the ground level provides a fuller picture of the story of the Christian faith. The fifty-year (1967-2017) story of Northminster Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi, is one of those narratives that richly adds to our understanding of how faith has been lived in a particular setting.

Baptist Democracy, A: Separating God and Caesar in the Land of the Free
By author: Lee Canipe
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P427
ISBN: 9780881462395
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $27.00
In this book, Canipe traces the rise of Baptist democracy as reflected in the work of three prominent leaders who made significant contributions to Baptist life between 1900 and 1925. Celebrating the harmony between the principles of their church and the ideals of their state, these three Baptists eloquently articulated what, by the turn of the twentieth-century, had become an article of faith for many of their fellow Baptists: What American democracy is to worldly government, Baptist principles are to religion—God’s chosen way for humanity.

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
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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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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
Availability: In stock
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.

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