Bolster your library with key texts in the Baptist tradition. Seventeenth-century Particular Baptist Benjamin Keach was a gifted pastor, writer, theologian, and pioneer in religious education. Walking the difficult line of nonconformity, Keach wrote a number of important works, though frequently persecuted—even once pilloried. However, Keach is perhaps best remembered for pioneering congregational hymn singing. Despite staunch opposition, he served as an outspoken advocate, and led his church in singing hymns in addition to the usual psalms and paraphrases.
This collection presents 9 texts that reflect the varied facets of Keach’s career and ministry—offering rich insights that translate powerfully to Christian life and ministry over 300 years later. Examine his work on justification through faith alone. Study the Baptist catechism that bears his name. Explore his guide to the Bible’s figurative language. Peruse his compilation of spiritual songs. Discover his allegorical rendering of “ungodliness” and the power of sin.
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Find more works by Benjamin Keach in the Baptist Covenant Theology Collection (17 vols.).
Benjamin Keach (1640–1704) was an early Baptist (sometimes called Particular Baptist or Baptist Puritan) preacher, and one of the most well-known and influential ministers of his generation. Born in Buckinghamshire, Keach was trained as a tailor before he began preaching at 18 years old. He was an evangelist in England for 10 years, often persecuted for his Nonconformist views. In 1668 he became pastor of the church in Horselydown, Southwark, where he served for 36 years, and would eventually be the church of Charles Spurgeon. Acting as representative of this church, Keach was part of the 1689 General Assembly, and he signed the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith.
Keach was the first among the Baptists to introduce singing hymns in addition to psalms and paraphrases in his church, and became a pioneer of congregational hymn singing. He wrote over 43 works including The Marrow of True Justification and Parables and Metaphors of Scripture.