This exhaustive resource traces significant aspects of Baptist history from the 17th through the 20th centuries. It surveys basic beliefs, events, and experiences evident in Baptist communities and provides one of the most comprehensive resources on Baptist history available. Author Bill Leonard skillfully covers the:
- influence of the Baptist faith in the United States
- emergence of English, British, Irish, and Caribbean Baptists
- development of African American Baptists
- numerous denominations that emerged in the twentieth century
Students, teachers, professors, and pastors alike will find in Leonard's resource an exceptional history that provides a foundation for this enduring faith.