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Freewill Baptist History Info wanted

Discussion in '2000-02 Archive' started by hillbilly, Jan 8, 2002.

  1. hillbilly

    hillbilly New Member

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    I was raised in a small Freewill Baptist church as a child a couple of years ago i began studying Christian history and I have been able to find most of the info on any denomination i was interested in at the time but i could neever find info on Freewill Old Regular or Primitive Baptist churches if anybody knows info on these denominations or knows where i could find any info i would appreciate any help


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  2. Roadrunner

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    Try this link, the National Association of Freewill Baptist Churches:
    http://www.nafwb.org/


    An interesting webpage: http://members.tripod.com/~lolson/orb-1.htm

    Here also is a short piece on Old Regular Baptists.
    http://www.les.appstate.edu/courses/appalachia/religion/oldreg.htm

    An article on Old Regular Baptist singing: http://www.folklife.si.edu/97fest/baptists.htm

    and another: http://web.ukonline.co.uk/mustrad/reviews/s_harp.htm

    An Old Regular site: http://www.relativememory.com/1943orb.asp

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    hillbilly, I would recommend The Free Will Baptists in History, by Bill Davidson, as probably the best researched work on the Free Will Baptists in America. It is available from Randall House Publications. An earlier history by Damon Dodd was copyrighted in 1956, but I do not think it is still available. Its name is The Free Will Baptist Story. You might find it in a used bookstore or somewhere like that. Since you are also interested in Old Regular and Primitive Baptists, you should get Giving Glory to God in Appalachia by Howard Dorgan. This book examines six different groups - Primitive, Regular, Old Regular, Union, Missionary, and Free Will Baptists. You should be able to find this on amazon.com or just do a search. Dorgan has another on Old Regular Baptists called, I think, Brothers and Sisters in Hope. I'll check the title when I get home. The standard Primitive Baptist history is The History of the Church of God by C. B. & Sylvester Hassell. So far as I know it is not available. But I think one of the Primitive Baptist web sites is putting it online. I'll have to check on that also.
     
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    Thanks I really appreciate the help I'll check out the web sites and try to find the books.

    Thanks
    Eric Null :D
     
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    to rivaughn and roadrunner
    You guys have set me up with enough material to keep me busy for awhile thanks alot.

    Eric
     
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    Finally, here is the specific info on the state histories:
    History of Free Will Baptist State Associations, Robert E. Picirilli, ed., 1976, Randall House Publications, Nashville, TN
     
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