Author: McBeth, H. Leon
Genre: History
Tags: Baptist / Baptists

Rick Shrader‘s Review:

Leon McBeth is best known as a Southern Baptist Church historian and primarily for his book, The Baptist Heritage (Broadman, 1987).  In 1990 Broadman Press printed this follow-up to that book.  McBeth explains in the preface, “Over the years when I would share an unusual anecdote, a choice quotation, or a first-hand account of some event in Baptist history, many of the students showed keen fascination.  Countless times I have been asked some version of the following question, ‘Can you tell me the name of the book where you found all of these stories?’”  This book is therefore a source book for those stories and anecdotes that compliment McBeth’s well-known text.  He begins with John Smyth and Thomas Helwys in England and then with Roger Williams and John Clarke New England, continuing into the 1980s.

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