Pulpit and People
Studies in Eighteenth-Century Baptist Life and Thought
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
'Baptists in eighteenth-century England were varied - Particular (high or moderate Calvinists), General (Old Connexion and New Connexion) and even Seventh Day. Their fascinating diversity is captured in this collection of essays by experts about central aspects of their life, notably spirituality and theology, and salient features of their engagement with contemporary society, such as anti-slavery and political radicalism.'
- David Bebbington, Professor of History, University of Stirling
'A leading Baptist historian has assembled a team of seasoned scholars to re-examine Baptist life in eighteenth-century Britain. Their essays enhance our comprehension of this dynamic transition period and shed light on numerous little-known or misunderstood themes. This is a must read for anyone wishing to know more about an important but under explored period in our history.'
- Richard V. Pierard, Professor Emeritus, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, and Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts
'This is an important and impressive volume, in which perceptive historians of Baptist life offer a range of instructive insights into changing patterns in Baptist theology and practice in the eighteenth century.'
- Ian M. Randall, Director of Research, Spurgeon's College, London, and Senior Research Fellow at the International Baptist Theological Seminary, Prague
'A fascinating collection of character portraits introducing us to Baptists who maintained the vitality of Christian witness in challenging times. Thoroughly researched and accessibly written, here Dan Taylor and Andrew Fuller sit with the bookseller Martha Gurney and the hymn-writer Benjamin Beddome, alongside many more. Yet you will enjoy this book, and find it surprisingly relevant for issues facing us today.'
- Peter Shepherd, President of the Baptist Historical Society and Minister of Broadway Baptist Church, Derby