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Early English Baptist texts

Discussion in 'Baptist History' started by Logos1560, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. Logos1560

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    There is a new series of books with writings by Baptists that is entitled Early English Baptist Texts.

    I obtained and read one book in that series. It is entitled The Life and Writings of Thomas Helwys by Joe Early, Jr. It is printed by Mercer University Press. Its copyright is 2009.
     
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    Two so far that I can see, Helwys and Knollys.
     
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    The projected titles listed in the first book about Thomas Helwys include the following:

    Collected Writings of John Smyth

    John Murton and the General Baptists

    Collected Works of Hanserd Knollys

    Katherine Sutton

    Collected Works of William Kiffin

    Thomas Grantham
     
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    Mercer University Press:

    I picked the above Mercer product up a number of years ago, I think I'll re-read it when I get home.
     
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    This book Life and Writings of Thomas Helwys has a short biography of his life (pp. 14-50), and then it has a reprint of his known writings (pp, 53-303).

    His most famous writing was entitled A Short Declaration of the Mystery of Iniquity in which he advocated a defense of freedom of religion. It has been claimed that Helwys made the first appeal in English for complete religious liberty. He claimed that the first beast in the book of Revelation was the Roman Catholic Church and that the second beast was the Church of England.

    Helwys sent a copy of this writing to King James I, and the king had Helwys thrown into Newgate prison where he stayed until he died.
     
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