Radio interview w/ Michael Haykin on “The Baptist Story: From English Sect to Global Movement” [Iron Sharpens Iron]

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From a recently posted Iron Sharpens Iron Radio from July 5, 2016 with Chris Arnzen:

michael haykinDR. MICHAEL HAYKIN,
Professor of Church History & Biblical Spirituality (2008),
Director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies at
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
& author of
Baptist Story BookTHE BAPTIST STORY: From English Sect to Global Movement

2 hour audio [mp3]:

1st volume published in new series “The complete works of Andrew Fuller” ed. by Michael Haykin

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complete-works-of-andrew-fullerThe first volume in the series The complete works of Andrew Fuller, ed. by Michael Haykin, has now been published by De Gruyter: Volume 9, Apologetic Works 5, Strictures on Sandemanianism, ed. by Nathan A. Finn.

Andrew Fuller (1754-1815) was the leading Baptist theologian of his era, though his works are just now being made available in a critical edition. Strictures on Sandemanianism is the fourth volume in The Works of Andrew Fuller. In this treatise, Fuller critiqued Sandemanianism, a form of Restorationism that first emerged in Scotland in the eighteenth century and was influencing the Scotch Baptists of Fuller’s day. Fuller’s biggest concern was the Sandemanian belief that saving faith is merely intellectual assent to the gospel. Fuller believed this “intellectualist” view of faith undermined evangelical spirituality. Strictures on Sandemanianism became a leading evangelical critique of Sandemanian views. This critical edition will introduce scholars to this important work and shed light on evangelical debates about the faith, justification, and sanctification during the latter half of the “long” eighteenth century (ca. 1750 to 1815).

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The complete works of Andrew Fuller is a modern critical edition of the entire corpus of Andrew Fuller’s published and unpublished works.

 

Reformed Baptist Piety [Dr. Michael Haykin | RBS | 3 VIDEOS]

Reformed Baptist Seminary:

HaykinReformed Baptist Seminary asked Dr. Michael Haykin to deliver three lectures on the practical piety exemplified in the teaching and practice of early English Baptists of the 17th and 18th centuries. In the first lecture, Dr. Haykin demonstrates how the 17th and 18th century Calvinist Baptists stressed the importance of the “means of grace” for promoting spiritual growth in the church.

65 min. vid. The Means of Grace in English Baptist Piety, 1660s – 1810s:

Baptist theologian Andrew Fuller’s teaching on the spirituality of baptism is the topic of lecture two.

33 min. vid. “A Garden Enclosed”: The Spirituality of Baptism in Andrew Fuller:

Finally, Dr. Haykin focuses on the life and ministry of Samuel Pearce, a contemporary and friend of William Carey and Andrew Fuller.

51 min. vid. “A Mind Wholly Given to God”: The Piety of Samuel Pearce:

These lectures constitute part of the curriculum for RBS’s course PT 501 Call & Cultivation. If you’d like to audit the lectures of the entire course, click here.

 

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:

Credo Mag article: “The Making of a Great Theologian: Remembering Andrew Fuller” by Michael A.G. Haykin [PDF]

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The new issue of Credo Magazine is now out. “The Forgotten God: Divine Attributes We Are Ashamed Of and Why We Shouldn’t Be”

It includes an article entitled, “The Making of a Great Theologian:
Remembering Andrew Fuller” by Michael A.G. Haykin on pages 66-69
. It opens:

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Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin

Why should we remember Andrew Fuller (1754– 1815) two centuries after his death in Kettering in the English Midlands? Well, near the beginning of the funeral sermon that the Calvinistic Baptist John Ryland, Jr., preached for Andrew Fuller in 1815, Ryland described Fuller as “perhaps the most judicious and able theological writer that ever belonged to our denomination.” Although Fuller was one of Ryland’s closest friends, his judgment is by no means a biased one. For instance, Joseph Belcher, the editor of the 19th-century American edition of Fuller’s collected works, believed that Fuller’s works would “go down to posterity side by side with the immortal works of the elder president Edwards [i.e., Jonathan Edwards, Sr.].” And Charles Haddon Spurgeon, at the close of the 19th century, described Fuller as “the greatest theologian” of his century, while A.C. Underwood, a Baptist historian writing in the middle of the next century, was of the opinion that he was the soundest and most useful theologian that the English Calvinistic Baptists had ever had. What reasons did these men, in different times and places, have for so highly valuing Fuller and his works?

  • CONVERSION

  • REFUTING HIGH CALVINISM

  • A PASTORAL HEART

  • DEVOTION TO A SOVEREIGN GOD OF GRACE

Here is the article:

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“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.

Now in Print: ’30 Days of Devotions: From the Sermons of Andrew Fuller’

We previously told you about this when it became available on Kindle, but now you can get it in softcover:

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[ $5.95 | £3.90 – Kindle: $2.99 | £1.99 ]

Fuller DevoDescription:

Andrew Fuller (February 6, 1754 – May 7, 1815) was perhaps the greatest model of a pastor-theologian the world has ever seen. Fuller pastored a total of forty years in England at Soham and Kettering. His massive collection of writings and sermons contains both strong theological reflection and gentle pastoral instruction. Andrew Fuller’s works, model of ministry, and historic influence in the modern missions movement continues to inspire research and attention nearly two-hundred years after his death.

The purpose of 30 Days of Devotions: From the Sermons of Andrew Fuller is twofold: to introduce the reader to the sermons of pastor-theologian Andrew Fuller, and to provide an edifying resource that will further your love for God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Details:

Audio from ‘The Legacy of Andrew Fuller’ Conference Now Online feat. Haykin, Weaver + more

Fuller Mini 2015 ConfAndrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies:

On February 6, 2015, The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies hosted a mini-conference to consider the legacy of Andrew Fuller. 2015 marks the bicentennial of Fuller’s death so it was appropriate The Andrew Fuller Center devote some time to assessing his legacy. As an added bonus, the conference date of February 6th was the 261st birthday of Fuller. The conference was hosted on the third floor of the Legacy Hotel on the campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. We are pleased to make available the audio from the conference free of charge below:

Conference Audio:

Why Andrew Fuller?” (MP3) a brief intro to the conference by Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin (Professor of Church History and Director of AFCBS at SBTS)

“Fuller and the 19th Century Southern Baptists” (MP3) by Dr. Gregory A. Wills (Professor of Church History and Dean of School of Theology at SBTS)

“C.H. Spurgeon: a Fullerite?” (MP3) by Dr. G. Stephen Weaver, Jr. (Research Assistant and Fellow of AFCBS)

New eBook: $2.99/£1.99 ’30 Days of Devotions: From the Sermons of Andrew Fuller’

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[ $2.99 | £1.99 ]

Fuller DevoDescription:

Andrew Fuller (February 6, 1754 – May 7, 1815) was perhaps the greatest model of a pastor-theologian the world has ever seen. Fuller pastored a total of forty years in England at Soham and Kettering. His massive collection of writings and sermons contains both strong theological reflection and gentle pastoral instruction. Andrew Fuller’s works, model of ministry, and historic influence in the modern missions movement continues to inspire research and attention nearly two-hundred years after his death.

The purpose of 30 Days of Devotions: From the Sermons of Andrew Fuller is twofold: to introduce the reader to the sermons of pastor-theologian Andrew Fuller, and to provide an edifying resource that will further your love for God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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

Michael Haykin responds to Mark Jones’ recent post “‘A Plea for Realism’: Are Presbyterians Christians?”

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Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin

Dr. Michael Haykin writes, in a post titled, “Once more baptism and communion”:

I read my friend Mark Jones’ post “A Plea for Realism”: Are Presbyterians Christians? and was surprised by a number of things in this piece. To imply that Presbyterians, due to their ecclesiology, are less prone to sectarianism than Baptists is a surprising opener. Both Scottish and North American Presbyterian history (the latter especially since the 1920s) seems to tell a very different tale.

 

Ian Clary
Ian Clary

Then, I am not sure exactly what my dear friend Ian Clary said in his paper on Andrew Fuller at last year’s SBTS conference (you may listen to the audio here). But to imply, as Mark does, that Fuller’s baptismal theology meant that he was sectarian and lacked catholicity implies a complete misunderstanding of Fuller’s heart. I have written a study of the friendship of this closed communion, closed membership Baptist with John Ryland, an open communionist and open membership Baptist of the ilk of John Bunyan: it is absolutely remarkable that Fuller could hold deep convictions about this issue, but have as his best friend one who disagreed totally with him on these matters (they did agree on the subjects of baptism). Here we see true catholicity in action.

 

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Andrew Fuller

Fuller never believed that he and his fellow Calvinistic Baptists were the only Christians in Britain–witness his love for men like John Newton, William Wilberforce and John Berridge. In such a context, his strong convictions regarding the proper recipients of the Lord’s Supper bespeak a rich catholicity.

 

Much more could be said, but in fine: I am constrained to affirm with Fuller that the New Testament knows of only believer’s baptism (as did the Ancient Church largely up until the fifth century), and that I am prepared to stand with Fuller regarding his Eucharistic convictions, yet (as anyone who knows me will affirm), I am not interested in the slightest in a sectarian Christianity. I believe in the one holy catholic apostolic church—as did Fuller—filled with more than Baptists!