Presents a historical study of the major German Baptist denomination in the United States and Canada in the Methodist tradition. This work examines the history, doctrine, ethnic identity, and mission of German Baptists in North America from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century.
Dr.Cindy Wesley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Lambuth University. She holds a Ph.D. in Church History from McGill University, a M.Phil in Ecclesiastical History from the University of St. Andrews, and a M.T.S. from Vanderbilt Divinity School.
Preface by Philip J. Anderson; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Pietist and Ethnic Studies in the History of American Denominational Development; The Theological and Historical Background of Pietism; A Change of Heart and Life: Pietism and the Early Leadership of the General Conference of German Baptists; The Regenerate Life: Pietism and the Theological Emphases of the German Baptists; German Immigration and the German Work: Development of the Ethnic Identity and Mission of the German Baptists; Determination in the Midst of Change: The Challenges of Maintaining the Ethnic Mission; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.