Introduction Section One: Baptists in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Chapter 1: Baptist Beginnings Chapter 2: Baptists Under the Cross Chapter 3: Baptists in an Age of Reason and Revival Chapter 4: Baptist Renewal and Advance Section Two: Baptists in the Nineteenth Century Chapter 5: Baptists and the World Before Them Chapter 6: Baptist Progress and Setbacks Chapter 7: Baptist Expansion and Adaptation Chapter 8: Baptist Transitions and Trends Section Three: Baptists in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries Chapter 9: Baptists and the Early Twentieth Century Chapter 10: Baptist Tensions and Expansions Chapter 11: Baptist Controversies in a Changing World Chapter 12: Baptist Developments into the Twenty-First Century Section Four: Baptist Beliefs Chapter 13: Baptist Identity and Distinctives
Anthony L. Chute is professor of Church History and associate dean of the School of Christian Ministries at California Baptist University in Riverside, California. He has written several books and essays on Baptist history and theology. Nathan A. Finnis Dean of the School of Theology and Missions andProfessor of Christian Thought and Tradition at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He has written widely on topics related to Baptist history, identity, and spirituality.Michael A. G. Haykin is professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has written a number of bookson the ancient church and eighteenth-century British Baptists."
"[The authors]have written an eminently readable, thorough, and well-balanced account of the Baptist past from its roots in English Separatism to the modern context where the Baptist movement has become truly global.The authors respect the diversity and complexity of Baptist history, and they judiciously avoid any partisan agendas... This textbook should be widely adopted for use in relevant college and seminary courses, as well as in church study groups. James Patterson University Professor of Christian Thought & Tradition and Acting Dean, School ofTheology& Missions, Union University"