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B&H Baptist History Collection (11 vols.)
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Overview

The 11-volume B&H Baptist History Collection explores the origins of the Baptist faith and the history of its doctrine. Top scholars at prominent Baptist colleges and seminaries tell the stories of the beginnings, growth, and influence of the Baptist Church in Europe and North America, and discuss the current status of the central doctrines of the Baptist faith—such as strong adherence to the authority of Scripture and the centrality of believer baptism.

The B&H Baptist History Collection extends beyond dates, facts, and biography to penetrate into the historical and theological issues which have shaped and influenced Baptist heritage. These authors trace the history of doctrine, explore the controversies, and attempt to understand the motivations of numerous individuals and churches that have made the Baptist Church a powerful influence on Christianity in North America, Europe, and around the world.

What’s more, with the Logos edition of the B&H Baptist History Collection, you can utilize the power of your Libronix Digital Library to perform quick searches and accurate research on the books and topics covered in this collection. The primary sources, scholarly analysis, and theological approach to the history and future of the Baptist faith by top Baptist scholars makes the B&H Baptist History Collection ideal for church historians, Baptist pastors and scholars, and anyone interested in the current status of Baptist theology—and with Logos, Baptist history is more accessible than ever!

Key Features

  • Primary source documents
  • Indexes of important individuals and dates
  • Theological and historical approach to the Baptist heritage

Individual Titles

A History of Black Baptists

  • Author: Leroy Fitts
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication Date: 1985
  • Pages: 368

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Strangely enough, the story of black Baptists in America has not been told from the standpoint of its tremendous spiritual momentum through the ages of American history. Of inestimable importance is the fact that black Baptists were distinctive and eminent in the development of American Christianity. This book objectively documents this tradition as a unique trend within that experience. Leroy Fitts aims to tell the black Baptist story as a part of—though unique—the general history of American Christianity, noting social, economic, and political influences on the development of the tradition.

Leroy Fitts is pastor of First Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a graduate of Virginia College and Seminary, Shaw University, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Fitts has done post-graduate work at Southeastern and currently is engaged in studies toward a Ph.D. at Meyerhoff Pearlstone School of Graduate Studies, Baltimore Hebrew College. He has served as editor of The Lott Carey Herald since 1976.

A Sourcebook for Baptist Heritage

  • Author: H. Leon McBeth
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 544

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A Sourcebook for Baptist Heritage provides a rich collection of readings from original documents that will captivate casual readers and serve as a ready reference for professional historians. In A Sourcebook for Baptist Heritage, H. Leon McBeth introduces his readers to the major figures and documents of Baptist history, but he goes beyond leaders and institutions to present the color and character of the Baptist heritage. No other single-volume collection of sources encompasses the kaleidoscope of people, denominations, and nationalities which comprise the Baptist heritage. From these voices from the past, readers can gain insight into the facts of Baptist history, and at the same time understand the events and emotions which motivated ordinary individuals to shape a tradition. Confessions, controversies, and colorful personalities await students—newcomers and professionals—who use this volume to continue their exploration of Baptist heritage.

A Sourcebook for Baptist Heritage is the companion volume to Dr. Leon McBeth’s The Baptist Heritage: Four Centuries of Baptist Witness, also included in this collection.

H. Leon McBeth is Professor of Church History at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He is a graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Seminary, and received his Th.D. from Southwestern. McBeth has done additional study at Texas Christian University, Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, and Oxford University. A popular teacher and frequent contributor to historical journals, McBeth is the author of numerous books, including The Baptist Heritage: Four Centuries of Baptist Witness, available from Logos as part of this collection. He has served as chairman of the Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and president of the Southern Baptist Historical Society.

Baptists and the Bible

  • Authors: L. Russ Bush and Tom J. Nettles
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 364

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Since its original publication in 1980, Baptists and the Bible has become one of the most complete and oft-quoted sources for reliable, incisive, and detailed information on the history of Baptist attitudes toward the doctrine of the inerrancy and infallibility of the Bible. Now this newly expanded edition makes it even more useful in understanding what Baptists believe about the Scriptures—and why.

Baptists and the Bible explores the origins of the modern Baptist faith, tracing its beliefs from 17th century England to the controversies of today. Through their studies of 18th and 19th century scholars, Bush and Nettles uncover how today’s Baptists arrived at their current doctrinal positions. They also investigate the sources of uncertainties in scriptural interpretation and relate their new findings to present-day issues in Baptist life.

Meticulously researched, this revealing study brings the Baptist legacy to life, providing today’s Baptists with a look at their past, and a resource for the future.

L. Russ Bush is the academic dean at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also teaches Christian philosophy and apologetics.

Tom Nettles is Professor of Historical Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is also the author or editor of nine other books, including Ready for Reformation?, available from Logos as part of this collection.

Believer’s Baptism: The Covenant Sign of the New Age in Christ

  • Editors: Thomas R. Schreiner and Shawn Wright
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 319

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Is believer’s baptism the clear teaching of the New Testament Scriptures? What are the historical and theological challenges to believer’s baptism? What are the practical applications for believer’s baptism today? This volume addresses these compelling questions. Indeed, Believer’s Baptism: The Covenant Sign of the New Age in Christ begins with the belief that believer’s baptism (as opposed to infant baptism or other faith proclaiming methods) is the clear teaching of the New Testament. Along the way, the argument is supported by written contributions from Andreas Köstenberger, Robert Stein, Thomas Schreiner, Stephen Wellum, Steve McKinion, Jonathan Rainbow, Shawn Wright, and Mark Dever.

Believer’s Baptism is destined to be a classic concerning the doctrine of baptism. It is scholarly and practical, biblical and pastoral. Without demeaning those with whom they disagree, the contributors to this volume make the case for believer’s baptism by immersion as biblical baptism. Any future discussion of this doctrine will have to take this work into consideration.

—Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Thomas R. Schreiner (Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary) is James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Associate Dean of Scripture and Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books and many articles on New Testament interpretation and biblical theology. He also serves as preaching pastor of Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

Shawn D. Wright (Ph.D. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Assistant Professor of Church History at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and also serves as one of the pastors at Clifton Baptist Church. His area of specialization is Reformation studies.

Biblical Authority: The Critical Issue for the Body of Christ

  • Authors: James T. Drape and Kenneth Keathley
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 147

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In a world faced with every kind of religious pluralism, it is as imperative today as it ever has been for the Bible to remain the absolute standard by which all things are judged. The subject of biblical authority may be the most critical and sensitive issue facing the evangelical Christian world today. The rippling effect of this discussion has touched every major theology and philosophical issue under consideration.

Jimmy Draper, along with Kenneth Keathley, deals with this issue in a clear and concise way. They examine modern critical thought and historic positions of the church as well as new methods of interpreting the Bible, such as reader response criticism and postmodern hermeneutics. Biblical Authority will strengthen your faith in the Word of God.

James T. Draper, Jr. is the current president of LifeWay Christian Resources. He has been in the ministry since 1956, having pastored churches in Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri, including the First Baptist Church of Euless, Texas. A former president of Southern Baptist Theological Convention, Draper lives in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Kenneth Keathley is currently Dean of Students and Assistant Professor of Theology and Philosophy at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees in theology. He resides in New Orleans.

One Sacred Effort: The Cooperative Program of Southern Baptists

  • Authors: Chad Brand and David E. Hankins
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 240

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The preamble of the original constitution of the Southern Baptist Convention describes the purpose of the SBC as “eliciting, combining, and directing the energies of the whole denomination in one sacred effort, for the propagation of the Gospel.” These words are not only historically significant; they convey the mission and purpose and distill the distinct facets of the Cooperative Program.

One Sacred Effort describes the history and purpose of the Cooperative Program of Southern Baptists. This purpose underlies much of what it means to be a Baptist. Authors Chad Owen Brand and David E. Hankins offer this narrative to help you understand and appreciate the cooperative spirit of the Baptist tradition.

Chad Owen Brand is Professor of Christian Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Associate Dean for Biblical and Theological Studies at Boyce College. Dr. Brand is an editor of the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary, available from Logos as part of the 11-volume Holman Reference Collection (11 volumes). He has also written scholarly articles for publications such as the Trinity Journal and the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, both included in the Theological Journal Libraries: Volumes 1–10.

David E. Hankins earned a B.A. degree in religion from Dallas Baptist University and the M.Div. and Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. After twenty-five years of pasturing, Dr. Hankins served as vice president for the Cooperative Program with the SBC Executive Committee (1998–2004), where he gave direction to the promotion of Cooperative Program ministries and giving for Southern Baptists. David is now executive director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. He and his wife Patty reside in Alexandria, Louisiana.

Ready for Reformation?: Bringing Authentic Reform to Southern Baptist Churches

  • Author: Tom Nettles
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 140

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According to Ready for Reformation? author Tom Nettles, Southern Baptist churches are still in the midst of a reformation that began with the conservative resurgence. It continues today because reformation requires much more than the recovery of biblical authority. Reformation must penetrate deep; it takes time, patience, spiritual preparedness, sacrifice, and honest self-criticism. This well-researched book encourages modern day reformers to enact a serious re-engagement with doctrinal and practical ideas of the past, for failure to do so could result in a halted reformation. Ready for Reformation? serves as a helpful guide for pastors and Sunday school teachers, and contributes toward reform on the local level in Southern Baptist churches and the denomination at large.

Tom Nettles is Professor of Historical Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is also the author or editor of nine other books, including Baptists and the Bible, available from Logos as part of this collection.

The Baptist Heritage: Four Centuries of Baptist Witness

  • Author: H. Leon McBeth
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication Date: 1987
  • Pages: 850

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H. Leon McBeth’s The Baptist Heritage is a definitive, fresh interpretation of Baptist history. Based on primary source research, the book combines the best features of chronological and topical history to bring alive the story of Baptists around the world.

The book is comprehensive in its coverage of Baptists. In these pages, readers encounter Baptists from England and the Commonwealth, the United States, Western and Eastern Europe, and other locales. Ample footnotes and a complete bibliography will assist serious students in further research. Scholarly issues are addressed carefully and completely. Individuals and movements are discussed and assessed within the broad social and religious contexts of their periods.

At the same time, the book is highly readable. While institutional developments are covered in detail, the author is equally concerned with biography. Both the familiar and the obscure figures of Baptist history become real to readers under McBeth’s skillful guidance.

The Baptist Heritage is a book for both scholars and students. Characterized by thoroughness and judicious interpretation, enlivened by gifted storytelling and clear writing, this book is destined to become the standard Baptist history of our time.

H. Leon McBeth is Professor of Church History at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He is a graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Seminary, and received his Th.D. from Southwestern. McBeth has done additional study at Texas Christian University, Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, and Oxford University. A popular teacher and frequent contributor to historical journals, McBeth is the author of numerous books, including A Sourcebook for Baptist Heritage, available from Logos as part of this collection. He has served as chairman of the Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and president of the Southern Baptist Historical Society.

The Baptist Way: Distinctives of the Baptist Church

  • Author: R. Stanton Norman
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 212

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The greatest contribution of Baptists to orthodox Christianity may well be in the area of ecclesiology. From their earliest beginnings, Baptists have been thoroughly committed to planting and building churches that are completely faithful to the New Testament. At the dawn of a new millennium, Baptists must continue to follow biblical ideals so that Baptist churches will continue to the kingdom outposts for the next generation.

The Baptist Way serves as an introduction to the principles that distinguish Baptists from other Christians and offers ecclesiological distinctions of healthy Baptist churches. Some of these distinctions were once peculiarly Baptist ideas that are now more widely held among other groups. For Stan Norman, healthy Baptist churches intentionally and diligently adhere to their Baptist distinctives, and this book examines their importance.

R. Stanton Norman serves as director for the Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry. He also occupies the Cooperative Program Chair for SBC Studies and serves as Associate Professor of Theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He resides in Mandeville, Louisiana.

The Sacred Trust: Sketches of the Southern Baptist Convention Presidents

  • Authors: Emir Caner and Ergun Caner
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 238

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The Southern Baptist convention has elected a president at each annual session since its organization in 1845. The Sacred Trust gives a five-page biography of each president and discusses the historical and political context of their work. This is the first such volume on SBC presidents to appear in more than a generation, and the first to feature leaders from the conservative resurgence.

Emir Caner is Assistant Professor of Church History and Anabaptist Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He currently resides in Youngsville, North Carolina.

Ergun Caner is Assistant Professor of Theology and Church History at The Criswell College in Dallas, Texas. He and his family currently reside in Cedar Hill, Texas.

Theologians of the Baptist Tradition

  • Editors: Timothy George and David S. Dockery
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 384

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Theologians of the Baptist Tradition is an effort to preserve and discover the Baptists’ “underappreciated contribution to Christianity’s theological heritage.” Theologians Timothy George and David S. Dockery present a volume of essays to serve as a resource for pastors, students, and teachers and as an introduction to the life and thought of some of the most notable shapers of Baptist theology.

Baptist theologians profiled include John Gill, Andrew Fuller, John L. Dagg, James Petigru Boyce, John A. Broadus, A.T. Robertson, Charles Spurgeon, A.H. Strong, B.H. Carroll, E.Y. Mullins, W.T. Conner, Hershel Hobbs, W.A. Criswell, Frank Stagg, Carl F.H. Henry, James Leo Garrett, Jr., and Millar J. Erickson. Theologians of the Baptist Tradition also includes a comprehensive index to these and numerous other central figures in Baptist heritage.

Timothy George is Dean at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He is also editor, together with his wife Denise, of the Library of Baptist Classics series. He previously was an Associate Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.

David S. Dockery is President and Professor of Christian Studies, Union University. He has written and contributed to many articles and books and is the founding editor of the Criswell Theological Review. He and his family currently reside in Jackson, Tennessee.

Product Details

  • Title: B&H Baptist History Collection
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Volumes: 11
  • Pages: 3,927