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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 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.

American Women in Mission: A Social History of Their Thought and Practice
By author: Dana Robert
Product Code: P158
ISBN: 9780865545496
Product Format: Paperback
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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: $29.00
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.

Ante Pacem: Archaeological Evidence of Church Life Before Constantine
By author: Graydon F. Snyder
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P576
ISBN: 9780881466843
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Price: $35.00
Early Christianity emerged from obscurity to dominate the Roman world: that story, told and retold, continues to fascinate historians and believers. From literary remains scholars have fashioned a reasonably coherent portrait of Christian leaders and their teachings, their controversies, and their struggles with the imperial power. But the religion of ordinary Christians is not so well or easily known; they have left us no literary record of their faith and their hope, their marrying and their dying, their worship and their common life. Scholars relying on literary evidence have little to say of daily life in the Christian church before the "peace" of Constantine halted the persecution of Christianity in the empire. "It is only in nonliterary data," Snyder writes, "that one can catch a glimpse of what actually happened."

Augustus H. Strong: And the Dilemma of Historical Consciousness
By author: Wacker
Product Code: P316
ISBN: 9780865549807
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
In this study, Professor Wacker examines the life of Augustus Strong, one of the most influential church leaders in America, and explores his conviction that faith stands above history even though humans are “fragile creations of time and place.”

Baptist Theology: A Four-Century Study
By author: James Leo Garrett
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P584
ISBN: 9780881467079
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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 in Early North America–Abbott's Creek, North Carolina, Baptist Church, Volume IX
Edited by: J. Kristian Pratt   Series edited by: William H. Brackney
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: HH1029
ISBN: 9780881468601
Availability: In stock
Price: $60.00
Volume IX of the Baptists in Early North America Series provides a unique window into the inner life of the Sandy Creek Baptist Tradition. The records contained in this volume begin in 1783 when the church was reconstituted following the Revolutionary War and continue through 1836. The annotations included along with the transcribed minutes include information about the work of the Sandy Creek Baptist Association, of which Abbott's Creek was a founding member. An extensive bibliography and indexes are included.

Baptists in Early North America–An Abridgment of the Church History of New-England from 1602 to 1804, Volume X
Edited by: James P. Byrd   Series edited by: William H. Brackney
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: HH1033
ISBN: 9780881468830
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Price: $60.00
A convert of the "Great Awakening," Issac Backus left the state-supported churches of New England and joined the Baptist movement. Tireless in his advocacy of Baptist issues, Backus opposed church-state establishments and recorded the history of Baptists, all while pastoring a Baptist church in Revolutionary America.

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