A General History Of The Baptist Denomination In America, And Other Parts Of The World (2020)

A General History Of The Baptist Denomination In America And Other Parts Of The World Originally Published in David Benedict D D Baptist historian was born in Norwalk Conn Oct His love for historical reading and investigation developed in itself in early life At twenty h
  • Title: A General History Of The Baptist Denomination In America, And Other Parts Of The World
  • Author: David Benedict
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  • Originally Published in 1813David Benedict D.D Baptist historian, was born in Norwalk, Conn Oct 10, 1779 His love for historical reading and investigation developed in itself in early life At twenty he made a profession of his faith in Christ Religion did for him what is has done for so many thousands of others, quickened his intellectual nature, and made him aspOriginally Published in 1813David Benedict D.D Baptist historian, was born in Norwalk, Conn Oct 10, 1779 His love for historical reading and investigation developed in itself in early life At twenty he made a profession of his faith in Christ Religion did for him what is has done for so many thousands of others, quickened his intellectual nature, and made him aspire after something elevating He entered Brown University, where he graduated in 1806 Soon after he was ordained as pastor of the Baptist church in Pawtucket, R I where he remained twenty five years During all this time he had been busy in gathering, from every part of the country, the materials out of which to form a comprehensive history of the Baptist denomination, and had sent to press several volumes relating to the subject of his investigations After retiring from his pastorate, he gave himself with great diligence to the work of completing the task he had undertaken He felt it to be his special vocation to do this work, and he made everything bend to its accomplishment Among his published writing are the following History of the Baptist, 1813 Abridgment of Robinsons History of Baptism, 1817 Abridgment of History of the Baptists, 1820 History of all Religions, 1824 History of the Baptist Continued, 1848 Fifty Years among the Baptist, 1860 He wrote also a history of the Donatists, which was completed just before he was ninety five years of age, and which, since his death, has been printed All through his life he was in the habit of writing much for the public press He took a leading part in the founding of various religious organizations in his denominations, in promoting the cause of education, in the formation of new churches, etc He carried the habits of hard work, which he had formed in the maturity of his years, down to the close of life He was remarkably favored with good eyesight, and his vision was unimpaired to the last At the time of his death he had been the senior member of the board of trustees of Brown University for sixteen years, and had been in the corporation for fifty six years Dr Benedict died at Pawtucket, Dec 5, 1874, having reached the great age of ninety five years one month and twenty five days.
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    1. Much of the book is copied from an earlier work entitled Robinson s History of Baptism, a debt the author acknowledges The book covers the years from Columbus discovery to 1812 Benedict s work lists the numbers and conditions of Baptist Churches state by state, and includes chapters on the Baptist Churches in Canada Not the work of a trained historian, Benedict s book is rather a brief overview, characterized by much speculation and personal opinions of the author, including the fiery anti popis [...]

    2. Either the title is wrong or the content is wrong, because they do not match, which might be a function of whoever scanned it in for Kindle publishing Rather than this being a history of Baptists in America it is a misnomer to say that Baptists generally are a denomination , it is a defense of credobaptism by immersion, as opposed to pedobaptism by sprinkling The content is good enough, but it is mostly copied from Robinson s History of Baptism, with attribution.

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