Andrew Fuller and the Evangelical Renewal of Pastoral Theology

By Keith S. Grant

Andrew Fuller and the Evangelical Renewal of Pastoral Theology

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  • ISBN: 9781842277799
  • Pages: 176
  • Publication Date: 9/24/2013
  • Retail Price: $22.00
Web Price: $17.60
Web Price: $17.60

Andrew Fuller and the Evangelical Renewal of Pastoral Theology

By Keith S. Grant

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  • ISBN: 9781842277799
  • Pages: 176
  • Publication Date: 9/24/2013
  • Retail Price: $22.00
Web Price: $17.60

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How did evangelicalism transform dissenting and Baptist churches in the eighteenth century? Is there a
distinctively congregational expression of evangelicalism? And what contribution has evagelicalism made to pastoral theology? An exploration of the pastoral theology of Andrew Fuller (1754-1815), an influential Particular Baptist pastor and theologian in the English Midlands, suggests that evangelical renewal did not only take place alongside the local church but also within the congregation as dissenting pastoral ministry became, in the words of one diarist, 'very affecting and evangelical'.

Endorsements & Reviews-

'This solidly researched and clearly developed study rescues an important eighteenth-century evangelical leader from undeserved obscurity. Andrew Fuller was the key figure in delivering English Baptists and a wider circle of nonconforming Protestants from the intellectual dead-ends and spiritual immobilization of rigorously high Calvinism. Keith Grant's investigation of key terms like affections, voluntarism, and congregational ecclesiology shows how important Fuller's pastoral theology was in turning evangelicals outward to the world and for giving them spiritual confidence in the converting power of the Gospel. This is a very good book on a very important turning point in Baptist and Calvinist history.'
Mark Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame, USA

'In this lucid and learned study, Keith Grant explains how Andrew Fuller, one of the leading English Baptists of his generation, developed "affecting and evangelical" principles of pastoral theology in order to advance heartfelt piety in the church. Anyone interested in the history of Anglo-American evangelicalism will want to read this book.'
Thomas S. Kidd, Associate Professor of History, Baylor
University, USA

'In this book Keith Grant shows that Andrew Fuller was a creative writer of pastoral theology, forging a fresh understanding of ministry for his age. It was Fuller's achievement to reconcile the ordering of Dissenting congregations with the imperatives of the Evangelical
Revival.'
David Bebbington, Professor of History, University of Stirling, Scotland

Contributors-

Keith S. Grant

Bio(s)-

Keith S. Grant has been a pastor in Nova Scotia and is now a PhD student in History at the University of New Brunswick.

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