Known as the first Baptist systematic theologian in America, John L. Dagg overcame extraordinary odds—limited education, near-blindness, physical disablement—to become a professor of theology and the president of Mercer University in Georgia. His magnum opus, the two-volume Manual of Theology, was a highly influential and widely used as a textbook. The first volume is an in-depth treatise on Christian doctrine, the second, a treatise on Church Order. Dagg’s other two works, The Evidences of Christianity and The Elements of Moral Science, were also widely circulated; they enjoyed several editions. The Works of John L. Dagg includes all four of these important works.
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John Leadly Dagg (1794–1884) was known as the first Baptist systematic theologian. He was born in Middleburg, Virginia, in 1794. From 1825 to 1834, he served as the minister of a prominent Philadelphia church. After losing his voice, he retired from the pulpit and began teaching at Haddington Literary and Theological Institute. He was professor and president of Mercer University, Georgia, from 1844 to 1856. After his retirement in 1856, he penned the four works that sealed his reputation as a theologian and ethicist.