Baptists in Early North America: First Baptist, Providence
By: J. Stanley Lemons (editor)Hardback
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Baptists in Early North America--First Baptist, Providence , is the second volume to appear in the BENA Series. Designed as a unique contribution to religious and Baptist scholarship, BENA recovers never-before-published original records and manuscripts for students, scholars, and genealogists. Also known as the First Baptist Church in America, it was founded in 1638 by Roger Williams and a group of religious outcasts from Massachusetts Bay Colony. The dozen original manuscript record books are carefully reproduced with annotations and an historical introduction. Also included are eighteenth-century pew rental lists and membership rosters for the congregation that evolved from Calvinistic roots, to General Six Principle, to Regular Baptist identity. This congregation was closely related to Brown University and included numerous pastoral luminaries--such as Confederation congressman, James Manning-- in the bustling seaport of Providence, Rhode Island.
J. Stanley Lemons is emeritus professor of History at Rhode Island College and historian of the First Baptist Church in America. An historian of American culture, Lemons's scholarly interests and publications have ranged over the topics of women's history, African-American history, popular culture, American religion, social reform, and Rhode Island history. Among his half dozen books is FIRST: The First Baptist Church in America . The American Association of State and Local History has twice honoured him with their highest award.
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