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Baptists in America

Author: Bill J Leonard
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Columbia contemporary American religion series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Traces the history of Baptists, beginning with their origins in seventeenth-century Holland and England. This book examines the development of Baptist beliefs and practices. It present an overview of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill J Leonard
ISBN: 9780231127035 0231127030
OCLC Number: 924740649
Description: x, 316 pages, 7 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction Baptists Beginnings Baptists in the Twentieth Century Baptists' Beliefs and Practices Baptists' Groups: Denominations, Subdenominations, and Churches Bible, Ordinances, and Polity: Debates and Divisions Among Baptists Baptists and Religious Liberty: Citizenship and Freedom Ethnicity and Race in Baptist Churches Women in Baptist Life Baptists and American Culture: "In the World But Not of It"
Series Title: Columbia contemporary American religion series.
Responsibility: Bill J. Leonard.


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Leonard carefully chronicles the an instructive and compelling way. Library Journal Leonard's superb historical and cultural study of this diverse denomination offers an understanding of Read more...

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