This massive two-volume encyclopedia provides historical illustrations and informative essays on the doctrines, ordinances, confessions of faith, sufferings, labors, and prominent figures of global Baptist history. Discover the rich history of this influential tradition with these biographical sketches of important Baptist luminaries, such as Charles Spurgeon and John Bunyan, along with detailed illustrations of the London Metropolitan Tabernacle, where Spurgeon preached to tens of thousands, and the Bedford jail, where Bunyan wrote his classic Pilgrim’s Progress. Explore the formative events and institutions in Baptist history, such as the founding and developments of the Southern Baptist Convention, born out of a need to support pioneering Baptist missionaries like Adoniram Judson and Luther Rice. Read insightful essays on significant Baptist confessions and doctrines, such as the 1689 London Baptist Confession, the 1611 Confession of Faith, and the Philadelphia Confession of Faith. Appendixes include facsimiles of important documents, such as the Philadelphia Confession of Faith, the New Hampshire Confession of Faith, and significant letters. With this comprehensive resource, you’ll have the full depth and breadth of Baptist history at your fingertips.
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William Cathcart (1826–1908) was raised in a Presbyterian church in Scotland. As a boy, he studied Greek and Latin; later, he attended the University of Glasgow and Horton (now Rawdon) College in England and received a Doctor of Divinity degree from the University of Lewisburg. He became a Baptist and was ordained as a pastor in the church of Barnsley, near Sheffield, England. He later moved to the United States, where he served as the pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Philadelphia. Cathcart is also the author of The Baptism of the Ages and of the Nations in Classic Studies on Baptism (42 vols.) and The Papal System in the Classic Baptist Books—Roger Williams Heritage Archive.