Baptist History Online?

Discussion in '2000-02 Archive' started by Michael D. Edwards, Jan 16, 2002.

  1. Michael D. Edwards

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    Hello all:

    I'm starting to study Baptist History. I was wondering if anyone had really excellent resources on a variety of aspects to Baptist History.

    Thanks
    michael
     
  2. Clint Kritzer

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    Welcome Mr. Edwards!

    If you are looking for on-line resources as the title of your thread states, peruse the various threads on this forum. They are littered with links! Also, you can get a wide spectrum of answers on any history question you may have about Baptist from this board. If it's Baptist history that you're interested in, you just found the best resource on the web IMO.

    Look forward to seeing you around and may God bless you.

    - Clint
     
  3. Kellisa

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  4. Michael D. Edwards

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    Thanks...I'll take a look around these forums a bit more in detail. It's a seemingly overwhelming task to reconstruct this history accurately. I am trying not to just pick up books of other people's research, but do my own.

    Thanks!
    Michael
     
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    I'd check out <UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>The Baptist Reformation by Jerry Sutton; <LI>A Hill on Which to Die by Paul Pressler; <LI>A Quiet Revolution by Ernest C. Reisinger & D. Matthew Allen; <LI>Polity: A Collection of Historic Baptist Documents by Mark Dever.[/list] :cool:

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    The Hall of Church History has a pretty varied and delightful set of Baptist Church History links - John T. Christian's Did They Dip, excerpts from John T. Gill's Body of Divinity, Adams' Baptists Only Thorough Reformers, and several variations of Baptist succession or the lack thereof.
     
  8. Michael D. Edwards

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    thanks so much all for the welcome and links. I have enough information to last a while, browsing there.

    My most difficult decision, still looking at this all from a bird's eye view, is the best process for getting at it all.

    Do I try to begin at Christ and work to now, or in reverse? I'm leaning toward the first!

    Thanks
    Michael
     
  9. rlvaughn

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    Michael, I don't know that there is a right way to do it. I have done like I do with genealogy - start from the present and work back.
     
  10. Michael D. Edwards

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    Well, in thinking on doing it that way, I then find the BBF, the SBC, the GBC, on and on and on. I guess that would mean most of the work is here and now? There are so many national Baptist Groups! How unfortunate really, when you think about it. So, aNY MORE ideas?

    Michael
     
  11. rlvaughn

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    Michael, for your purposes, the reverse may work best. Start with the New Testament church and work toward today. What I am doing is somewhat different than what you are attempting. In fact, most of my research is stuck in the "here and now", because I am studying, identifying and categorizing Baptist subgroups such as you mention.
     

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