Item description for Distinctively Baptist: Essays on Baptist History (Baptists) by Walter B. Shurden, Marc A. Jolley & John D. Pierce...
This collection of essays by different authors is presented as a tribute to Walter B. "Buddy" Shurden, (distinctively Baptist) church historian, teacher, preacher, author, Baptist apologist extraordinaire. The rationale of this celebration of the lifework and influence of Walter Shurden is well stated, for example, in editor Marc Jolley's preface: " D]uring some of the initial forays of our most-recent and ongoing Fundamentalist-Moderate controversy, there were days when I thought about changing denominations. Shurden's works were instrumental in my remaining a Baptist, not because I could see how Baptists had always had controversies and survived--although that is true--but because he helped me understand that the reason I had been Baptist and would remain so was due to our Baptist distinctives, our freedoms. For so much more, but especially for that understanding, I am forever grateful." Many students, Baptists in the pews, some at the pulpit or lectern, even some who are not "distinctively Baptist" could testify in like terms regarding the ongoing work and influence of Walter B. Shurden. The essays in this collection of course address some of the primary concerns of Walter Shurden, augmenting that already significant lifework.
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Studio: Mercer Univ Pr
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.32" Width: 6.36" Height: 1.06" Weight: 1.38 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2005
Publisher Mercer University Press
ISBN 086554770X ISBN13 9780865547704
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More About Walter B. Shurden, Marc A. Jolley & John D. Pierce
Walter B. Shurden is Minister at Large with Mercer University. He is author of numerous books including The Baptist Identity: Four Fragile Freedoms, Not a Silent People: Controversies that Have Shaped Southern Baptists and the five-volume Proclaiming the Baptist Vision set.
Walter B. Shurden currently resides in Macon, in the state of Georgia.