Profiles In Baptist History

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  1. tyndale1946

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    I thought I would start a topic on Profiles In Baptist History... The person I would like to profile is Elder Sylvester Hassell... Talk to any Primitive Baptist and they probably have his History of the Church of God in their bookcase.

    Add others to the profiles of Baptist that have stood out in our history... Those can come and learn about outstanding Baptist in the past and certainly in the present... Who are now making history!... Here is Elder Hassells homepage... Brother Glen The Primitive Baptist [​IMG]

    http://www.primitivebaptist.org/writers/hassell/default.asp?print=1
     
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    Thanks, Bro. Glen, for a good topic.

    I will submit John Leland, a Massachusetts and Virginia Baptist who was a firm supporter of the First Amendment and the separation of church and state.

    BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN LELAND

    WRITINGS OF JOHN LELAND
     
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    Bro. Dallas [​IMG]
     
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    I found an interesting piece on Henry Dunster, first president of Harvard University, who reorganized the school after it had failed to thrive upon its founding in 1636.

    Dunster lost his job and was banished from the colony for opposing infant baptism. The article outlines how a distant relative recovered much of Dunster's story.

    HENRY DUNSTER

    According to the Columbia Encyclopedia, he spent the remaining five years of his life as an elder in Scituate, Mass. According to the history of the First Baptist Church of Boston (founded 1665) "If he had not died before this Church was organized, he might well have been its first pastor."

    According to David Beal, professor of church history at Bob Jones University, Dunster also operated the first printing press in America and showed Christian charity toward those who had abused his family.

    David Beale, "The Rise and Fall of Harvard (1636-1805), Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal, Fall 1998.

    THE RISE AND FALL OF HARVARD

    His service to the university was recognized — belatedly in the 20th century — by construction of a dormitory at the university.
     
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    John Clarke, founder of First Baptist Church in Newport, R.I. (the second Baptist church in the United States) and defender of religious liberty. His Ill Newes from New England is probably the first classic Baptist work in the United States and protested against religious persecution in Massachusetts.

    JOHN CLARKE BIOGRAPHY

    WALTER SHURDEN ON ILL NEWES FROM NEW ENGLAND

    Word and PDF versions of the pamphlet are available at the Old Faith Baptist Library:

    OLD FAITH BAPTIST LIBRARY
    -- Cathcart's Baptist Encyclopedia
     
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    Quoting a friend from another thread: "Interestingly enough a few months ago I talked to a preacher who had meet with Dr. Estep shortly before he died. This preacher told me that Estep told him (off the record of course) that J.R. Graves had done more good for the Southern Baptist Convention than any one else in the 19th century."

    Regardless of one's opinion on Graves, he had a profound impact on the future of the Southern Baptist Convention.

    J. R. Graves: Sketches of Tennessee's Pioneer Baptist Preachers, including a sketch of what J. B. Gambrell calls, "the greatest sermon I ever heard."

    J. R. Graves: Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives

    Sketches of Tennessee's Pioneer Baptist Preachers
     
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    Some leading men who early led in opposition to the "auxiliary" movement among Baptist in the United States, and were forever dubbed "anti-missionaries":

    GILBERT BEEBE
    DANIEL PARKER from PB Online
    DANIEL PARKER from Handbook of Texas Online

    Other leaders for whom I have as yet found no internet biographies:

    Joshua Lawrence of North Carolina - Papers
    James Osbourn of Maryland
    John Taylor of Kentucky - Thoughts on Missions
    Wilson Thompson of Ohio, Missouri - Writings by Thompson
    Samuel Trott - Gravestone Inscription

    If anyone knows of online bios of any of these, I would certainly be interested.
     
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    I wouldn't take that as an endorsement of Graves by Estep by any means because Estep strongly opposed Graves' false "trail of blood".

    I also knew Dr. Estep and knew of his disdain for the Landmark movement.

    That's very true and is likely the truth that Estep was trying to communicate to your friend.

    I'm looking forward to seeing Estep again in heaven. Not only was he a talented and faithful historian, but he was a true and humble man of God. His funeral service was a moving and encouraging celebration of a life given over to the grace and glory of God. [​IMG] :D
     
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    I have no reason to doubt the quote, nor do I have any reason to doubt that such a statement can be reconciled with Estep's opposition to Graves' "trail of blood" and Landmarkism. It could be a recognition of the many other contributions that Graves made to the SBC. It's very easy to focus on one aspect of a man who had more than one aspect.
     
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    Agreed, Robert.

    I see this as a place to post information about prominent Baptists of the past who have influenced the Baptist movement. Whether we think they were right about one or more particular views is beside the point.

    Glad to see Backus cropping up here. He labored dutifully against the established church in Massachusetts and wrote eloquently against it.

    And I'm searching through the archives to find a paper about Stearns and the missionary controversy ... it was very good and speculated on many of the reasons for the Black Rock split.
     
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    Ah, Stearns shows up again. Will read it in depth later.
     
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