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A History of Black Baptists [Paperback]

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Pages   368
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.98" Width: 6.01" Height: 1.06"
Weight:   1.34 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 1985
Publisher   B&H Publishing Group
ISBN  0805465804  
EAN  9780805465808  

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Strangely enough, the story of black Baptists in America has not been told from the standpoint of its tremendous spiritual momentum through the ages of American history. Of inestimable importance is the fact that black Baptists were distinctive and eminent in the development of American Christianity. This book will attempt to document objectively our tradition as a unique trend within that experience. I shall attempt more than an apology of black Baptists, exalting the denomination and praising its leaders; rather, my purpose is to tell the black Baptist story as a part of, though unique, the general history of American Christianity, noting social, economic, and political influences on the development of the tradition.

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A comprehensive study of African-American Baptist history and the key role played in the development of Christianity in America.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dr. Fitts is an Adjunct Instructor of Church History at the Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, MD., and Pastor Emeritus of the First Baptist Church of Baltimore. He received graduate degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina; Baltimore Hebrew University, Baltimore, MD.; and, additional studies at the NEH Institute of African American Studies, Princeton University. He has lectured at various colleges, universities and seminaries. His scholarly/published works include: Lott Carey: First Black Missionary To Africa, Judson Press, Valley Forge, PA., 1979; A History of Black Baptists, Broadman Press, Nashville, TN, 1985; The Lott Carey Legacy of African American Mission, Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD., 1994; contributed biographical essays and other articles for such publications as "African American Religion: Research Problems for the 1990's," published by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York City Public Library,1993; The Encyclopedia of African American History and Culture, published by Columbia University, New York City, 1995; the Lott Carey Herald, Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention; Encyclopedia of African American Religion, published by Garland Publishing, Inc., 1993; and The Baptist Heritage, 2008.

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Good Overview  Aug 9, 2003
I learned a lot from reading this book because I knew nothing about how African-Americans clung so strongly to the Baptist Church (especially along the southern atlantic coast).

Within this book you will clearly understand how and why the National Baptist Convention splintered into so many different factions and how the Southern Baptist Church came to dissociate iself from it.

A good read...and not too academic to boot.


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