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Theologians of the Baptist Tradition [Paperback]

By Timothy George (Editor) & David S. Dockery (Editor)
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Baptists' Timothy George and David S. Dockery update and substantially reshape their classic book in an effort to preserve and discover the Baptists' "underappreciated contribution to Christianity's theological heritage." The authors have re-arranged this volume--considerably abbreviated from the seven-hundred page first edition--in light of the Southern Baptist identity controversy.

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Baptists' Timothy George and David S. Dockery update and substantially reshape their classic book in an effort to preserve and discover the Baptists' "underappreciated contribution to Christianity's theological heritage." George and Dockery have re-arranged this volume--considerably abbreviated from the seven-hundred page first edition--in light of the Southern Baptist identity controversy.

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Studio: B&H Academic
Pages   414
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.02" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.86"
Weight:   1.24 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 15, 2001
Publisher   B&H Publishing Group
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0805417729  
ISBN13  9780805417722  

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More About Timothy George & David S. Dockery

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Timothy George is Dean at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He is also editor, together with his wife Denise, of the Library of Baptist Classics series. He previously was an associate professor of church history and historical theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.

Timothy George currently resides in Birmingham, in the state of Alabama.

Timothy George has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Beeson Divinity Studies
  2. Library of Baptist Classics (Numbered)
  3. New American Commentary New Testament
  4. Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition

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The Baptist Tradition is far wider  Apr 9, 2006
Dockery and George narrow the Baptist tradition to serve the interests of the fundamentalist machine which took over the Southern Baptist Convention 1979-1994. No one reading this volume will learn of such major Baptist theologians as William Newton Clarke (who wrote the first systematic theology from a liberal perspective in North America), Walter Rauschenbusch (theologian of the Social Gospel), such African-American worthies as Howard Thurman, Martin Luther King, Jr., J. Deotis Roberts, Hispanics like Orlando Costas or C. Rene Padilla, women like Martha Stearns Marshall (18th C. evangelist) or Anne Dutton (19th C. British Baptist theologian), etc. Even the conservative mainstream of Baptist life is narrowed between these covers so that progressive evangelical Baptists like Clark Pinnock or the late Stanley Grenz are ruled out. A more honest title would be "Theologians in the Conservative Calvinist Strand of Baptist Tradition."
Good History of Theology  Sep 27, 2005
This book is a historical survery of baptists, mainly from the standpoint of theology. Although this book does discuss history in general, it is much more concerned with the development of Baptist thought and literature over time as opposed to a specific lineage of Baptist people and places.
The book is divided into many short chapters, each devoted to a different historical Baptist theologian. Overall I think this book is very good; the historical information is well researched and informative and the discussion of historical theology is very insightful. Anyone looking for a brief yet interesting survery of Baptist thought and famous figures will find that this book should suit them well.
Drink Deeply of a Rich Heritage  Jan 20, 2003
Most of the books I read are a chore or mandatory, especially dealing with theology and Church History. However, this one was sheer delight. There have long been jokes about the ignorace of Baptists, for instance, "Whatis the difference between a Presbyterian and a Baptist? A Presbyterian is a Baptist that can read?" We Baptists may be known for our evangelistic fervor, but not for our Theological heritage. This book introduces the reader to minds that have been rivaled only by Calvin, Luther and the rest. The purpose of the book is to move the reader to study Baptist theology and, if a Baptist, to appreciate one's heritage. If not a Baptist, then to understand, evualuate, and appreciate this denomination's contribution to orthodox Christianity. Nor, are all these theologian's academicians, George and Dockery to a great job of combining mighty pastors (Spurgeon and Criswell, for a few) and Classroom theologians (Garret, Erickson and others). Of special interest are the chapters on A T Robertson, J Broadus, Spurgeon, and Criswell.

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