The Baptists and Slavery, 1840-1845 by Mary Burnham Putnam

The Baptists and Slavery, 1840-1845

byMary Burnham Putnam

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ly in their renewed efforts to the Lord, to the Church Universal, and to the dying world; even as water pressed from without rises but the more within." Even the 'passing calamity of division' may work to the glory of God and the good of the world."7 On May first at Providence was held the meeting of the American Baptist Board of Foreign Missions. They adopted the following report from a committee on the Alabama inquiries and the reply of the Acting Board:-- "The committee to whom was referred the correspondence between the Alabama State Convention and the Acting Board report their views. I. The spirit of the constitution of the General Convention, as well as the history of its proceedings from the beginning, render it apparent that all the members of the Baptist Denomination in good standing, whether at the North or the South are constitutionally eligible to all appointments emanating from either the Convention or the Board. II. While this is the case, it is possible that contingencies may arise in which the carrying out of this principle might create the necessity of making appointments by which the brethren of the North would, either in fact or in the opinion of the Christian community, become responsible for institutions which they could not, with a good conscience sanction. III. Were such a case to occur, we could not desire one brethren to violate their convictions of duty, by making such appointments, but should consider it incumbent on them to refer the case to the Convention for its decision. All which is respectfully submitted in behalf of the committee. F. Wayland, Chairman. 1 Religious Herald, May 20, 1845; Liberator, May 30, 1845; Newman: Bapist Churches, 450-3; Baptist Missionary Magazine, 25:150; Religious Herald, May 8, 1845. Resolved, T...

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Title:The Baptists and Slavery, 1840-1845Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217886655

ISBN - 13:9780217886659

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