Sep. 19-21, 2016 “The Diversity of Dissent” Andrew Fuller Center 10th Annual Conf. in Louisville, KY.

Baptist origins lie within the matrix of the renewal movement known to history as Puritanism. They were not the only community to emerge from this renewal, however: English Presbyterians and Congregationalists also trace their beginnings back to Puritanism. But despite this common ancestry, these communities had their differences.

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In this tenth annual conference of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, co-sponsored this year by The Davenant Trust, we trace this diversity through the lives and thought of three leading Puritans of the late Stuart era (1660–1714)—the Presbyterian Richard Baxter, the Congregationalist John Owen, and the Baptist William Kiffen—all of whom were born within a year or so of each other, in 1615 and 1616. Do join us as we think about the thought and ongoing legacy of these three extremely important Christian authors.

Schedule, Speakers, & Topics:

Monday, September 19

7:30 a.m. Check-In
8:30 a.m. General Session 1: Timothy Beougher
“As a dying man to dying men: The life and ministry of Richard Baxter”

10:00 a.m. General Session 2: Crawford Gribben
“Becoming John Owen: A Puritan among Evangelicals”

11:30 a.m. General Session 3: Michael Haykin
” ‘By the compass of the Word’: The life and piety of William Kiffen (1616-1701)”

1:00 p.m. Lunch
3:00 p.m. Parallel Sessions
6:00 p.m. Dinner*
8:00 p.m. General Session 4: Herman Selderhuis
“‘…and yet be loth to die?’ Death and dying in the theologies of John Owen and Richard Baxter”

Tuesday, September 20

8:30 a.m. General Session 5: Seth Osborne
“A double-edged sword: Marriage as a hindrance and helper to the pastor’s piety in Richard Baxter”

10:00 a.m. Chapel
11:30 General Session 6: Tim Cooper
“John Owen, Richard Baxter and the battle for Calvin in later-seventeenth-century England”

1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:30 p.m. General Session 7: Russell Fuller
“John Owen and the traditional Protestant view of the Hebrew Old Testament”

4:00 p.m. General Session 12: Nathan Finn
“Renewal through retrieval: The rediscovery of John Owen by 20th-century Reformed & Evangelical Christians”
6:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. General Session 9: Steve Weaver
“William Kiffen, John Bunyan, and the open communion controversy”

9:15 p.m. Lifeway Dessert Reception
Wednesday, September 21

8:30 a.m. General Session 10: Jonathan Arnold
“Keach’s foil: Benjamin Keach and the fight against Baxterianism”

10:00 a.m. General Session 11: David Sytsma
“Richard Baxter conformed to Nonconformity: The modern reception of Baxter as a practical theologian”

11:30 a.m.
General Session 8: Shawn Wright
“Justification by faith alone: The perspectives of John Owen and William Kiffen”

*All attendees are invited to this dinner

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Sep. 15-16, 2015 “Persecution & the Church” The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies 9th Annual Conference in Louisville, KY.

Michael A.G. Haykin:

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Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin

The gravity of this subject has prompted The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies to take for its conference theme this coming September 15–16, 2015, the matter of persecution in the history of the Church. Do join us as we reflect about this subject from both biblical and historical vantage-points, and spend time in prayer for the persecuted church. There is also a pre-conference round-table discussion on “Martyrdom in the Ancient Church: reality and fiction” on Monday evening, September 14, which will be co-sponsored by the Center for Ancient Christian Studies. A 3-hour credit hybrid course attached to the conference with classes during the day on Monday, September 14, is also being offered.

Andrew Fuller CenterAndrew Fuller Center:

We are pleased to announce the conference theme for this year’s conference is Persecution and the Church. We believe this is a timely topic as the church is experiencing persecution globally. The topic will be approached from biblical, theological, and historical perspectives. The conference will be held on the campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on September 15-16, 2015.

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A reflection on the 200th anniversary of the death of Andrew Fuller [Haykin | Newman]

Michael A.G. Haykin:

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Michael A.G. Haykin

When [Baptist historian Albert Henry Newman (1852–1933)] comes to the sub-section [in his edited volume, A Century of Baptist Achievement (Philadelphia, 1901)] entitled “Baptists and the Evangelical Revival,” Newman began by noting the different ways in which Baptists responded to the “enthusiastic evangelism of Wesley and Whitefield” (p.13). It was Andrew Fuller, Newman then asserted, “more than to any other individual, that restoration of the Particular Baptist body to its original evangelical position was chiefly due” (p.13).

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This is a large claim—but, give due recognition to other factors behind the revitalization of the English Baptist cause—Newman was right and equally correct to say that through Fuller’s “great activity as a preacher and writer, multitudes were brought to see the consistency between a true preaching of the doctrines of grace and the most earnest efforts for the salvation of sinners” (p.13). He went to note that Fuller’s significance as a Christian thinker and activist resides not solely in what he did for the modern missionary movement, but also for what his writings meant for the Baptist community in the British Isles: “The Baptist cause in Great Britain was by Fuller’s public activity raised to a higher plane…” (p.13).

So, on this bicentennial anniversary of his death, we thank God for his life and ministry that bore such rich fruit then and that are still bearing fruit.

Read “Newman on Fuller: A reflection on the 200th anniversary of the death of Andrew Fuller”.

May 2015 issue of “Towers” featuring articles on Fuller, Fawcett, & more by Haykin + more [PDF | HTML]

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The May 2015 issue of “Towers” [SBTS’s monthly publication] is now online and in stands. Here are some of the articles that may be of particular interest:

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‘The very picture of a blacksmith’: The life and legacy of Andrew Fuller by Michael A.G. Haykin

Michael A.G. Haykin explores the legacy of the great Baptist theologian 200 years after his death…

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Andrew Fuller’s Great Commission pastoral leadership a model for Southern Baptists by Nathan A. Finn

…Nathan A. Finn examines Fuller’s influence on contemporary Southern Baptist missions.

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John Fawcett: Pastor, poet, patron, and friend by Chris Fenner

Among the colleagues and contemporaries of Andrew Fuller, Baptists can find much to admire in the ministry of John Fawcett…

His reputation as preacher grew to the extent that he was invited to substitute for the ailing John Gill at Carter Lane Baptist Church in London. Upon Gill’s death, Fawcett was offered the position…

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Reviews: ‘Baptists and War,’ ‘Spurgeon’s Sorrows,’ ‘Luther on the Christian Life,’ ‘Thomas Aquinas’ by S. Craig Sanders, Andrew J.W. Smith, Jeremiah Greever, Andrew Preston


Here is the entire issue:

“Baptists & War” AUDIO from the 2011 Andrew Fuller Center Conf. [18 MP3s] + more

The new book Baptists & War: Essays on Baptists & Military Conflict, 1640s-1990s, that we let you know about last week, is a collection of essays which were originally delivered at the 2011 annual conference of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies. You can find that audio to that conference below:

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THE ANDREW FULLER CENTER FOR BAPTIST STUDIES

5th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

September 26–27, 2011

PLENARY SESSIONS:

Anthony Cross, “Baptists and Peace:  An Overview” (MP3):


Larry Kreitzer, “The ‘Valiant Old Lady’:  The Story of the Eighth Whelp (1628-46) and Her Baptist Chaplain John Pendarves”(MP3):


Keith Harper, “Baptists During the Period of the American Revolution” (MP3):


Paul Brewster, “Andrew Fuller and the War against Napolean”(MP3):


George Rable, “Was the American Civil War a Holy War?” (MP3):


Panel Discussion with George Rable, James Fuller, Tom Nettles, and Greg Wills, “Interpreting the American Civil War” (MP3):


James Robertson, “American and Canadian Baptists and the War of 1812″ (MP3):


Robert Linder, “Australian Baptists and World War II” (MP3):


Maurice Dowling, “Russian Baptists and the Cold War” (MP3):


Nathan Finn, “The Vietnam War and Baptist Witness” (MP3):


PARALLEL SESSIONS:

Phillip Bethancourt, “Christ the Warrior King and the Conquest:  Understanding the Canaanite Genocide in Light of a Biblical Theology of Warfare” (MP3):


Josh Carmichael, “National Judgements and Mercies, A Call to Repentance, Prayer and Fasting:  The War Hymns of Anne Steele”(MP3):


Roger Duke, “The Baptist Chaplain in Times of War” (MP3):


Joe Harrod, “The French and Indian War: A Presbyterian Perspective” (MP3):


Gord Heath, “Canadian Baptists and the 19th Century Wars of the British Empire” (MP3):


Tony Mattia, “Being A Chaplain in the American Civil War” (MP3):


Chad Mauldin, “Violence and the Cross:  Fullerism’s Answer to Contemporary Attacks on Substitutionary Atonement” (MP3):


Cody McNutt, “Robert Hall, Jr.:  Political Preaching and the Making of a Cultural Celebrity” (MP3):


[source: AFCBS]


 

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The September [2011] issue of “Towers” [SBTS’s monthly publication] is now online and in stands. SBTS professors Mark Coppenger and Michael A.G. Haykin help readers toward a clearer understanding of the often convoluted and always complex issue of Christians engaging in warfare (page 12). Coppenger also offers a brief summary of just-war theory (page 13)…

Read:

New Book: “Baptists & War: Essays on Baptists & Military Conflict, 1640s-1990s” edited by Gordon L. Heath & Michael A.G. Haykin

AFCBS:

Just released from Pickwick Publications, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers, a collection of essays on Baptists and War. These papers, which were originally delivered at the 2011 annual conference of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, were compiled and edited by Gordon L. Heath and Michael A.G. Haykin…

[above is an update from March 19, 2015]

Baptist War
[ Amz: $28 | Publisher: $22.40 ]

Baptists and War
Essays on Baptists and Military Conflict, 1640s-1990s
edited by  Gordon L. Heath, Michael A.G. Haykin

About:

While Baptists through the years have been certain that “war is hell,” they have not always been able to agree on how to respond to it. This book traces much of this troubled relationship from the days of Baptist origins with close ties to pacifist Anabaptists to the responses of Baptists in America to the war in Vietnam. Essays also include discussions of the English Baptist Andrew Fuller’s response to the threat of Napoleon, how Baptists in America dealt with the War of 1812, the support of Canadian Baptists for Britain’s war in Sudan and Abyssinia in the 1880s, the decisive effect of the First World War on Canada’s T. T. Shields, the response of Australian Baptists to the Second World War, and how Russian Baptists dealt with the Cold War. These chapters provide important analyses of Baptist reactions to one of society’s most intractable problems.

Details:

Paperback: 246 pages
Publisher: Pickwick Publications (March 11, 2015)

Authors/Editors:

Gordon L. Heath is Associate Professor of Christian History at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario and Centenary Chair in World Christianity. He is the author of A War with a Silver Lining: Canadian Protestant Churches and the South African War, 1899-1902 (2009).

Michael A. G. Haykin is Professor of Church History at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY. He is the author of a number of books dealing with patristic and Baptist studies.

Kettering Issue #2 now out: a Newsletter for the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies

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The latest issue of Kettering: a Newsletter for the Andrew Fuller Center in Baptist Studies is now available for download. In Issue no. 2, you will find a number of insightful pieces relating to Baptist History, including an editorial from Fuller Center Director, Dr. Michael Haykin,and an excerpt from a Fuller sermon entitled, “The Qualifications and Encouragement of a Faithful Minister.” Also, you will find an article from Haykin on Benjamin Davies and another by Dr. Steve Weaver on the subject of “Baptist as Puritans.” A number of book reviews, as well as coverage of the most recent Andrew Fuller conference, are also included.

Download your copy today. And as always, help us spread the word!

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Feb. 6, 2015 ‘The Legacy of Andrew Fuller (1754-1815)’ feat. Haykin, Weaver + more at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary [Mini-Conference 9am – Noon]

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Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies:

In a few weeks, The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies will host a mini-conference that will consider the legacy of Andrew Fuller. 2015 marks the bicentennial of Fuller’s death so it is appropriate The Andrew Fuller Center devote some time to assessing his legacy. As an added bonus, the conference date of February 6th is the 261st birthday of Fuller. The conference will be hosted on the third floor of the Legacy Hotel on the campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. The conference is open to all students, faculty, and staff of the seminary and Boyce College.

Schedule:

  • 9:00 – 9:20am – “Why Andrew Fuller?” with Michael A.G. Haykin
  • 9:30 – 10:30am – “Fuller and the 19th Century Southern Baptists” with Greg Wills
  • 11am – 12pm – “C.H. Spurgeon: a Fullerite?” with Steve Weaver

ALL AUDIO & VIDEO from the “George Whitefield & the Great Awakening” Conference [AFCBS] now online

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Audio and video from the main sessions of the 8th Annual conference of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies “George Whitefield and the Great Awakening”, that took place on October 21-22, 2014, are now online.

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Session 1 | “The Calvinism of George Whitefield” | Thomas Kidd | October 21, 2014

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Session 2 | “George Whitefield: The Anglican Evangelist” | Lee Gatiss | October 21, 2014

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Session 3 | “George Whitefield and the Wesleys” | Stephen Nichols | October 21, 2014

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Session 4 | “Preaching George Whitefield” | Steve Lawson | October 21, 2014

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Session 5 | “The Spirituality of George Whitefield” | Bruce Hindmarsh | October 22, 2014

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Session 6 | “George Whitefield: The Accidental Revolutionary” | Jerome Mahaffey | October 22, 2014

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Session 7 | “The Legacy of George Whitefield” | David Bebbington | October 22, 2014

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Parallel Sessions:

“American Friends of Whitefield: Samuel Davies” by Joe Harrod (Audio)

“American Friends of Whitefield: Jonathan Edwards” by Owen Strachan (Audio)

“American Friends of Whitefield: Oliver Hart” by Eric Smith (Audio)

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“Biographers of Whitefield: Arnold Dallimore” by Ian Clary (Audio)

“Biographers of Whitefield: J. C. Ryle” by Ben Rogers (Audio)

“Biographers of Whitefield: Cornelius Winter” by Blair Waddell (Audio)

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“English Friends of Whitefield: John Cennick” by Tom Schwanda (Audio)

“English Friends of Whitefield: Matthew Henry” by Roger Duke (Audio)

“English Friends of Whitefield: John Newton” by Grant Gordon (Audio)

“English Friends of Whitefield: Robert Robinson” by Michael Haykin and Jared Skinner (Audio)

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“Women in Whitefield’s Life: Selina Hastings” by Priscilla Chan (Audio)

“Women in Whitefield’s Life: Phillis Wheatley” by Dustin Benge (Audio)

“Women in Whitefield’s Life: Elizabeth Whitefield” by Digby James (Audio)

Nov. 15-16, 2014 “George Whitefield Tercentenary Celebration” feat. Michael Haykin & Ian Clary in Toronto, ON.

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West Toronto Baptist Church:

West Toronto Baptist Church celebrates the life and work of the eighteenth century evangelist George Whitefield (1714-1770). Join us on November 15, 2014, as we learn from Dr. Michael A. G. Haykin of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, who will deliver two lectures on Whitefield and the Great Awakening. The conference is free of charge and will include a book table hosted by Crux Books.

 

Itinerary

Registration will begin on Saturday at 9:00am and Dr. Haykin will give his first lecture at 9:30. There will be a coffee break at 10:30am, and the second lecture will commence at 11:00am. At 12:00pm there will be a half an hour Q & A.

 

Also, please join us Sunday at 10:45am for Lord’s Day worship where Ian Clary will deliver a sermon based on Whitefield’s sermon on the “new birth.”

 

Location

West Toronto Baptist Church – 3049 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON.

Main Session AUDIO & VIDEO from the “George Whitefield & the Great Awakening” Conference [AFCBS] now online

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Audio and video from the main sessions of the 8th Annual conference of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies “George Whitefield and the Great Awakening”, that took place on October 21-22, 2014, are now online.

Audio/Video:

Session 1 | “The Calvinism of George Whitefield” | Thomas Kidd | October 21, 2014

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Session 2 | “George Whitefield: The Anglican Evangelist” | Lee Gatiss | October 21, 2014

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Session 3 | “George Whitefield and the Wesleys” | Stephen Nichols | October 21, 2014

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Session 4 | “Preaching George Whitefield” | Steve Lawson | October 21, 2014

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Session 5 | “The Spirituality of George Whitefield” | Bruce Hindmarsh | October 22, 2014

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Session 6 | “George Whitefield: The Accidental Revolutionary” | Jerome Mahaffey | October 22, 2014

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Session 7 | “The Legacy of George Whitefield” | David Bebbington | October 22, 2014

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Parallel Sessions:

“American Friends of Whitefield: Samuel Davies” by Joe Harrod (Audio)

“American Friends of Whitefield: Jonathan Edwards” by Owen Strachan (Audio)

“American Friends of Whitefield: Oliver Hart” by Eric Smith (Audio)

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“Biographers of Whitefield: Arnold Dallimore” by Ian Clary (Audio)

“Biographers of Whitefield: J. C. Ryle” by Ben Rogers (Audio)

“Biographers of Whitefield: Cornelius Winter” by Blair Waddell (Audio)

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“English Friends of Whitefield: John Cennick” by Tom Schwanda (Audio)

“English Friends of Whitefield: Matthew Henry” by Roger Duke (Audio)

“English Friends of Whitefield: John Newton” by Grant Gordon (Audio)

“English Friends of Whitefield: Robert Robinson” by Michael Haykin and Jared Skinner (Audio)

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“Women in Whitefield’s Life: Selina Hastings” by Priscilla Chan (Audio)

“Women in Whitefield’s Life: Phillis Wheatley” by Dustin Benge (Audio)

“Women in Whitefield’s Life: Elizabeth Whitefield” by Digby James (Audio)

Announcing Kettering: A Newsletter of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies

Kettering A Newsletter of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist StudiesDustin Bruce at The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies:

The Director and Fellows of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies are happy to announce the release of a new publication, Kettering: A Newsletter of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies.

 

In an effort to expand the reach of the Fuller Center, Kettering will be published quarterly and feature small articles, book reviews, and news items. This will enable the Fuller Center to publish a single high-quality print volume focused around themes relevant to Baptist studies.

 

I invite you to download a copy of Kettering, check out the Editor’s Introduction for more information about the future of the Fuller Center, and enjoy the rest of the contents in the August 2014 issue.

Download PDF:

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Was John Bunyan a Baptist? A Test Case in Historical Method [Nathan Finn]

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Nathan Finn:

What many readers may not know is that scholars have debated whether or not Bunyan was a Baptist or a Congregationalist since at least the late-1800s. There are several reasons for this debate. First, Bunyan’s church in Bedford, which began as a Congregationalist (Independent) meeting, seems to have embraced a dual baptismal practice prior to his pastorate. Second, though there is no evidence the church baptized infants during Bunyan’s pastorate, the church continued an open membership policy that included both credobaptists and pedobaptists. (Bunyan even engaged in a literary debate with William Kiffin, among others, over the relationship between the ordinances and church membership.) Finally, after Bunyan’s death in 1688, the church gravitated toward mainstream Congregationalism and rejected credobaptism as a normative practice.

 

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John “The Baptist?” Bunyan

For these reasons, scholars have tended to fall into three camps when debating Bunyan’s baptism bona fides. First, some scholars argue he was not a Baptist, but rather was a Congregationalist who privately preferred credobaptism to pedobaptism. Second, some scholars argue that Bunyan was an “Independent Baptist,” i.e., a Baptist who practiced open membership. Finally, some scholars punt (ahem) and suggest that Bunyan was “baptistic,” but falls short of being a consistent Baptist.

 

This makes for a good test case in historical method.

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Baptist Ministers in the 18th Century: Ruminations on a Picture [Michael Haykin]

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Michael Haykin’s ruminations on the above picture he scanned from a copy of AC Underwood’s History of the Baptists (some of these men were mentioned on our last podcast):

This is quite a well-known picture that depicts many of the luminaries of the eighteenth- and early nineteenth- century English Baptist community. Recently, Cody McNutt, a PhD student at SBTS, pointed out to me the central place held by Robert Hall, Jr (1764-1831) in this picture. Cody is doing a much-needed thesis on Hall and that is why his attention was drawn to Hall’s place in the picture.

 

The seated figures in the front row–(from l. to r.) William Carey, Joseph Kinghorn, John Ryland, Jr., Andrew Fuller, and John Foster–were all remarkable figures, but the creator of this portrait seems to have wanted to highlight Hall. He is standing in a posture that surely bespeaks the preacher with a Bible in his right hand. And if the Baptists of that era were about anything it was preaching. As a means of grace, it was second to none as a way of communicating God’s will and presence. All of the men in the picture were preachers (except for Foster, who tried to preach but failed miserably in it–his forte was the written essay), why highlight Hall in this regard? Does it reveal the conviction that Hall represents the cream of Baptist preaching? There is no doubt, for many of that era, Hall was the greatest of a great generation of preachers.

 

Kinghorn also has a book, probably a Bible, but by having him seated it seems he has been depicted in a more prayerful, meditative pose. This depiction of Kinghorn is dependent on the A. Robertson painting of Kinghorn (1813). This painting was popularized through an engraving by the engraver W. Bond. And upon close inspection, Dan Taylor (directly behind Hall and the only bewigged figure in the picture–also one of only two General Baptists, the other is J.G. Pike, on Taylor’s left) is also holding a book–probably a Bible? But one has to look very closely to see it. He is definitely overshadowed by Hall.

 

This is a fascinating picture and a tremendous window into Baptist thinking of that day. Thinking about Hall’s place in this picture has sparked further thoughts about the figures in this picture…

 

Standing at the far left of the picture of the Baptist ministers we have been considering is Samuel Pearce (1766-99), one of my Baptist heroes. Immediately to his right is William Steadman (1764-1837), who played a central role in Baptist renewal in the North of England. Steadman far outlived Pearce, but the two had been close friends during their time together at Bristol Baptist Academy, where they both studied in the late 1780s. Whoever drew this picture must have known of their friendship for their being placed together is not fortuitous. It corresponds to two other groups of friends that we will consider at a later point. Pearce was widely known to be a friend of Andrew Fuller and John Ryland, both sitting in the picture, but the friendship with Steadman was not as widely known, which makes this point quite interesting.

[source: Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies & here]

Oct. 21-22, 2014 “George Whitefield & the Great Awakening” [AFCBS Conference] in Louisville, KY. feat. Tommy Kidd, Stephen Nichols, Lawson + more

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Announcing the 8th Annual conference of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist studies,

George Whitefield was not only the most celebrated preacher of the eighteenth century, but he was also a central figure in the creation of modern Evangelicalism. His emphasis on the new birth, his passion for evangelism, his ability to cross denominational boundaries and build networks of Christians based on the gospel and Reformation convictions were central features in what we know today as Evangelicalism. In this conference celebrating the tercentennial of the birth of Whitefield (1714), we will explore these key themes of this remarkable Christian’s life and what they meant for his day and mean for ours. Watch for registration details soon at events.sbts.edu.

Tentative schedule:

Tuesday

 11:00 am-1:30 pm    Registration; check in

 1:30 pm    Session I – “The Calvinism of George Whitefield” (Tommy Kidd)

 3:00 pm    Session II – “George Whitefield & the preaching of the new birth” (Lee Gatiss)

 5:30 pm    Dinner

 7:00 pm    Session III – “George Whitefield & the Wesleys” (Stephen Nichols)

 8:30 pm    Session IV – “Preaching George Whitefield” (Steve Lawson)

Wednesday

8:00 am    Breakfast

9:00 am    Session V – “The Spirituality of George Whitefield” (Bruce Hindmarsh)

10:30 am    Session VI – “Whitefield’s preaching and the politics of Empire” (Jerome Mahaffey)

12:00 pm    Lunch

2:30 pm    Short papers (9 papers; 30 min ea.) Short studies on Whitefield’s friends (PDF)

Group A: Women
Phillis Wheatley (Dustin Benge)
Selina Hastings (Priscilla Chan)
Elizabeth Whitefield (Digby James)

Group B: Americans
Samuel Davies (Joe Harrod)
Benjamin Franklin (Ian Clary)
Oliver Hart (Eric Smith)

Group C: English
Matthew Henry (Roger Duke)
John Newton (Grant Gordon)
John Cennick (Tom Schwanda)

5:30 pm    Dinner

7:00 pm    Session VII – “The Legacy of George Whitefield” (David Bebbington)

8:30 pm    Session VIII – “The Hymnody of the Great Awakening” (Esther Crookshank)

Previous messages from the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist studies can be found here.

Update May 5, 2014: Also, take an associated course with Dr. Michael Haykin and receive Master’s level course credit. Conference registration is included with tuition.