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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: In stock
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. 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.

Ante Pacem: Archaeological Evidence of Church Life Before Constantine
By author: Graydon F. Snyder
Product Code: H661
ISBN: 9780865548954
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00
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,” Graydon Snyder writes, “that one can catch a glimpse of what actually happened.”

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
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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 Autographs in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, 1741-1845
Edited by: Timothy D. Whelan
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H780
ISBN: 9780881461442
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $55.00
This book offers the student of English Baptist history (1741–1845) access to a remarkable archive of Baptist letters found in the collections of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, of which only a handful have ever been seen before. Not only do these letters add greatly to our understanding of Baptist history during these years, but the biographical footnotes and glossary of names included in the book provide an invaluable resource tool for students who do not have the opportunity to conduct archival research.

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 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–First Baptist Church, Boston, Massachusetts, Volume IV
Edited by: Thomas R. McKibbens   Series edited by: William H. Brackney
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H946
ISBN: 9780881466362
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Price: $60.00
For the first time in more than three and a half centuries, the carefully preserved records of the First Baptist Church of Boston, Massachusetts, have been transcribed and are now published. They reveal the extraordinary faith of the original founders, the suffering they endured, and the commitment of the nine original members and their successors to persevere through the storm and finally to be recognized as one of the leading churches in Boston and ultimately the nation.

Baptists in Early North America–First Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Volume VII
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: HH1004
ISBN: 9780881467864
Availability: In stock
Price: $60.00
Minutes from the First Baptist Church in Philadelphia show the congregation was from the beginning the mother church for Baptists in the American colonies and early republic. Baptist members of the Pennepack Church had begun meeting in the center city in 1688. They hosted the organizing meeting of the Philadelphia Baptist Association in 1707 and organized formally in 1746. This volume includes minutes from 1757 through 1806, when William Staughton became pastor.

Baptists in Early North America–First Baptist, Providence, Volume II
Edited by: J. Stanley Lemons
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H873
ISBN: 9780881464436
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $60.00
Baptists in Early North America—First Baptist, Providence, is the second volume to appear in the BENA Series. This church, also known as the First Baptist Church in America, was founded in 1638 by Roger Williams and a group of religious outcasts from Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Baptists in Early North America–Meherrin, Virginia, Volume VI
Edited by: Fred Anderson
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H972
ISBN: 9780881466973
Availability: In stock
Price: $60.00
BAPTISTS IN EARLY NORTH AMERICA--MEHERRIN, VIRGINIA features the transcription of the records of Meherrin, an eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Baptist church on the frontier of Virginia in rural Lunenburg County. Despite its backwater location and relatively small congregation, Meherrin played a significant role in one of the great episodes of Baptist history in young America: the rise of Separate Baptists and their influence in Virginia.

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