Edification and Beauty
The Practical Ecclesiology of the English Particular Baptists, 1675–1705
Foreword by Robert W. Oliver
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
250 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.46 in
- Published: February 2009
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James M. Renihan is Dean and Professor of Historical Theology at the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies, Escondido, California. He is an ordained Baptist minister, having served churches in Massachusetts and New York prior to his current academic post. He has been married for thirty years, and has five children and a growing number of grandchildren.
'This careful and systematic study breaks significant new ground in the history of the English Particular Baptist churches--and, by extension, in our understanding of religious experience of early modern Protestantism.'
-- Crawford Gribben, Long Room Hub Senior Lecturer in Early Modern Print Culture, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
'James Renihan has done excellent work in comparing church records of subscribing churches to the ecclesiological issues of the Second London Confession. The book represents the finest of careful, primary source scholarship. Any who see the importance of the period of English Dissent, Baptist history, or confessional dynamics, will benefit from careful attention to Renihan's work.'
--Tom J. Nettles, Professor of Historical Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
'This is an important work on the history of Baptist ecclesiology, and I am delighted to see it published. It is well argued, insightful and timely given the increasing interest in Baptist ecclesiology. I expect this book to play a significant role in the ongoing discussions of Baptist history and polity. Renihan's work has benefited not only my academic considerations but also my direct pastoral work.'
-- Ray Van Neste, Associate Professor of Christian Studies, Director, R.C. Ryan Center for Biblical Studies, Union University.