A Global Introduction to Baptist Churches by Robert E. JohnsonA Global Introduction to Baptist Churches by Robert E. Johnson

A Global Introduction to Baptist Churches

byRobert E. Johnson

Paperback | September 13, 2010

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Coinciding with the four-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Baptist movement, this book explores and assesses the cultural sources of Baptist beliefs and practices. Although the movement has been embraced, enriched, and revised by numerous cultural heritages, the Baptist movement has focused on a small group of Anglo exiles in Amersterdam in constructing its history and identity. Robert E. Johnson seeks to recapture the varied cultural and theological sources of Baptist tradition and to give voice to the diverse global elements of the movement that have previously been excluded or marginalized. With an international communion of over 110 million persons in more than 225,000 congregations, Baptists constitute the world's largest aggregate of evangelical Protestants. This work offers insight into the diversity, breadth, and complexity of the cultural influences that continue to shape Baptist identity today.
Title:A Global Introduction to Baptist ChurchesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:470 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.02 inPublished:September 13, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521701708

ISBN - 13:9780521701709

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Foundations: 1. The primal shaping processes of the global Baptist movement; Part II. Age of Emerging Baptist Denominational Traditions, 1600-1792: 2. Seeds for diversity amid an early Anglo prevalence; Part III. The Frontier Age, 1792-1890: 3. Baptists' frontier age in the British Empire; 4. Baptists' frontier age in the United States; 5. Baptists' frontier age in the European continent, Africa, Asia, and Latin America; Part IV. The Age of Proliferating Traditioning Sources, 1890-Present: 6. Baptists' evolving traditioning sources in Africa, Asia, and Oceania; 7. Baptists' evolving traditioning sources in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Eurasia; 8. Baptists' evolving traditioning sources in North America; Part V. Beliefs and Practices: 9. Baptists' beliefs and practices.

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'This volume not only is a comprehensive study, historically and theologically, of the Baptist family around the world but also explores such often overlooked issues as identity and relationships. The work places Baptist bodies in their sociopolitical environment and provides valuable material on such matters as the role of women as well as the indigenous character of Baptist bodies outside the matrix of the Anglo-American world.' Albert Wardin, Professor of History Emeritus, Belmont University