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The Allman Brothers Band Classic Memorabilia, 1969-76
By author: William Perkins, Jack Weston   Introduction by: Galadrielle Allman
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P518
ISBN: 9780881465471
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
The Allman Brothers Band was formed in 1969 by Duane and Gregg Allman, along with Berry Oakley, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks, and “Jaimoe.” Their musical combination of the elements of rock, blues, jazz, and country was hugely successful and continues to stand the test of time. Filled with more than two hundred captioned images, this new book chronicles Jack Weston’s collection and other items of The Allman Brothers Band memorabilia from 1969–1976. Weston and Perkins discuss in detail the various categories and aspects of band collectibles from that period. The book not only highlights individual collectibles, but also explains where to find them and how to preserve them. Included are band instruments and equipment, t-shirts, apparel and merchandise, autographs, bookkeeping documents, passes, posters, tickets, programs, promotional items, vintage photographs, and more. Galadrielle Allman, daughter of the late Duane Allman, offers an introduction that is both intimate and informative. Fans of classic rock music and The Allman Brothers Band alike will find this book irresistible and prepublication interest from fans has been phenomenal.

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
Availability: In stock
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.

An Unholy Alliance : The Sacred And Modern Sports
Product Code: P304
ISBN: 9780865549562
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
An Unholy Alliance offers a dissenting view to the claim by a growing number of scholars that Sports are a new religion. The last few years have seen a spate of books that might be classified by a genre called "Sports Apologetics," that is, arguments defending or celebrating in one way or another the familiar and ongoing alliance in America between sports and religion. Recently, claims have been made by scholars that sports are an authentic religion in and of them-selves. They make this startling assertion not by showing connections with the teachings of Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed, or Moses, but by parallels between the rites of modern games and those of preliterate man that were "religious" in nature because they were designed to propitiate powers and to ward off evil for the tribes employing them. In this evocative book, Higgs and Braswell suggest that while sports may often be good things, they are not inherently divine. They do not focus on wide-spread abuse in sports as evidence for their counterargument. Rather, they question the use of mythological parallels from prehistory as justification for viewing sports as a religion.

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 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 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: In stock
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.

Baptist Theology: A Four-Century Study
By author: James Leo Garrett
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H767
ISBN: 9780881461299
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $55.00
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
Availability: In stock
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–Newport, Rhode Island, Seventh Day Baptists, Volume III
Edited by: Janet Thorngate   Series edited by: William H. Brackney
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H922
ISBN: 9780881465884
Availability: In stock
Price: $60.00
Baptists in Early North America—Newport, Rhode Island, Seventh Day Baptists , Volume III covers the period 1664 to 1808, from the date some members of Newport’s first Baptist church began meeting for worship on the seventh-day Sabbath (Saturday) through the first 137 years of their life as the Newport Seventh Day Baptist Church. Transcriptions of the church’s first three record books (1692–1808) are preceded by extensive excerpts from the manuscripts and letters of Samuel Hubbard, one of the founding members; these document the origins in John Clarke’s Newport Baptist church and the influences from Sabbathkeeping Baptists in mid-seventeenth century England.

Baptists on the American Frontier : A history of Ten Baptist Churches of which the Author has been alternately a member
By author: Chester R. Young
Product Code: H373
ISBN: 9780865544796
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
John Taylor's account of religious life on the American frontier of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, long recognized as a significant primary source for the study of the history of Christianity in American, especially the history of Baptists, is available here in an annotated version.

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