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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
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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.

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
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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 in Early North America–Swansea, Massachusetts Volume I
Publisher: Mercer Universtiy Press
Product Code: H871
ISBN: 9780881464399
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $60.00
Baptists in Early North America—Swansea, Massachusetts, is the first volume to appear in the BENA Series. Volume 1 covers the period 1649 to 1844. Known in part as the “Ilston Book,” it is the oldest surviving record of a Baptist congregation in North America and contains equally unique material from the Welsh period of the congregation gathered by John Myles.

Baptists in Early North America—Welsh Neck, South Carolina, Volume V
Edited by: John Barrington   Series edited by: William H. Brackney
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H956
ISBN: 9780881466775
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Price: $60.00
BAPTISTS IN EARLY NORTH AMERICA--WELSH NECK, SOUTH CAROLINA, contains a transcription of the Welsh Neck Church Book from 1759 to 1798, along with two short works by Rev. Edmund Botsford, pastor of Welsh Neck from 1782 to 1796: his SPIRITUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY and ON SLAVERY. This volume also includes the letters written by Botsford to Rev. Richard Furman during Botsford's years as pastor at Welsh Neck. These documents are accompanied by a history of the church from its founding in 1737 until it moved to Society Hill at the start of the nineteenth century.

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: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
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.

Baptists, Gospel, and Culture: Papers from the Eighth International Conference on Baptist Studies
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P625
ISBN: 9780881467895
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Price: $40.00
Baptists historically have shared common beliefs, including believer's baptism, congregational governance, and separation of church and state. This book addresses the question of why Baptists differ in various parts of the world. A central component of the answer lies in part in the variety of cultures where Baptists have planted churches. In order to document the diversities, this study has intentionally sought contributions from Baptist scholars across the world, including Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, and eastern Europe as well as from western Europe and North America where Baptist presence is more common.

Becoming Human: Kierkegaardian Reflections on Ethical Models in Literature
By author: Jamie Lorentzen
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P515
ISBN: 9780881465419
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Price: $35.00
What does it mean to become a human being? This question was persistently repeated by Kierkegaard scholar Howard V. Hong (1912–2010) to students during his forty-year tenure at St. Olaf College. As one of Dr. Hong’s students, Jamie Lorentzen never forgot the question—one that always pointed to the ethical upbuilding of individuals. Lorentzen’s Kierkegaard studies inform commentary on how central characters in four works of literature help readers answer Howard Hong’s question. Twain’s Huck Finn becomes human by being an unwitting ethicist despite himself and the pro-slavery culture in which he was reared. Ishmael and Queequeg’s embrace of the neighbor and outcast in Melville’s Moby-Dick is an ethical counterpoint to Ahab’s terrifying narcissism. Meanwhile, Ibsen’s famous narcissist, Peer Gynt, offers an archetypal negative ethical model for becoming human. Finally, Dostoevsky’s Father Zosima and Ivan and Alyosha Karamazov show how ethics informs human development in both secular and religious cultures.

Between Fetters and Freedom: African American Baptists since Emancipation
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H906
ISBN: 9780881465402
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Price: $35.00
The essays in BETWEEN FETTERS AND FREEDOM explore a number of issues bearing on post-Civil War African American Baptists. With limited resources at their disposal, precisely what did freedom mean? Would African American Baptist organizations be recognized as legitimate by white peer organizations? What sort of internal stress would African American organizations face as they gained traction in the black community, and what sort of stress would a rapidly changing culture place on those organizations and the people who made them what they were? Through it all, preachers and lay people alike wondered how their voices would be heard above the din.

Beyond the Barriers: Overcoming Hostility in the Church
By author: William E. Hull
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H848
ISBN: 9780881463828
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $25.00
We live in a fractured world. Deep cleavages divide into competing camps those who could helpfully enrich and balance each other. As hostilities deepen, collaboration becomes impossible. Impasses develop that thwart any hope of progress. We lament destructive polarization in the political process, but the same kind of fragmentation has compromised the unity of most Christian denominations. When a rupture occurs, each side spends more time and energy attacking the other side than they do combating the true enemies of the faith.

Beyond the Sunset: The Melungeon Outdoor Drama, 1969-1976
By author: Wayne Winkler
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P589
ISBN: 9780881467185
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
In 1969, Hancock County, Tennessee was the eighth poorest county in the United States. Isolated by rugged mountains and far from population centers or major highways, the county had few natural resources, couldn't attract industry, and had lost half its population in just a few decades. Hoping to develop a tourist industry, county leaders decided to stage an outdoor drama about the Melungeons, a mysterious, racially-mixed people that had attracted newspaper and magazine writers to Hancock County for more than a century. To stage the drama, the organizers had to overcome long-standing local prejudice against the dark-skinned Melungeons, the reluctance of the Melungeons to call attention to themselves, the physical isolation of the county, and their own lack of experience in any aspect of this project.

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