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Church History Modern (1800-Today) Baptist

Cramp, J.M.

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I.Introductory Remarks-Pædobaptist Concessions

II.The Apostolic Fathers-Justin Martyr-Irenæus

III.Tertullian-Baptism of Children in Africa-Origen-First Appearance of

Infant Baptism-The Clinics-Christianity in England


I.The Catechumens-Progress of Infant Baptism-Delay of Baptism-Gregory

Nazianzen-Chrysostom-Basil-Ephrem of Edessa-The Emperor

Constantine-Immersion still the Mode

II.Christian Intolerance-Justin's Law, enjoining Infant Baptism-The

Novatians-The Donatists-Pelagianism


I.The Manichæans-Cautions to the Student-All Opponents of Infant Baptism

not Baptists-Account of the Paulicians-Their Views of Baptism

II.Religious Reform in Europe-The Canons of

Orleans-Arras-Berengarius-Miscellaneous Anecdotes


I.State of Affairs in Europe during this Period-The Crusades -Other

Important Events-The Scholastic Divines and


II.Paulicians in France and Italy-General View of the Reform

Movement-Various Names given to the Reformers-Sentiments held by

them-False Charge of Manichæism-Their Activity-Reinerus Saccho's Account

III.Success of the Reforming Parties-Consternation at Rome-Anathemas-The

Dominican and Franciscan Orders-Sanguinary Persecution-Crusade against the

Albigenses-The Inquisition Movement in England-John de Wycliffe-The


IV.Various Opinions respecting Baptism-Berengar-Peter of Bruys-Henry of

Lausanne-Arnold of Brescia-Cologne-England-Lombers-Pope Lucius III

V.Heretics of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries-Wycliffe's Sentiments

on Baptism-The Bohemians-Baptism among the Waldenses-Church



I.Rise of the Reformation-Opinions held by the Baptists-Misrepresented by

the Reformers-Their Wonderful Increase-Support under Sufferings

II.German Baptists-Thomas Munzer-The Peasant War-Michael Satler- Hans

Schaffier -Salzburg- Wolfgang Brand-Huebert-The Burggraf of Alzey-Imperial


III.Persecuting Tenets of the Reformers-German Diets-The Congregation at

Steinborn-Leonard Bernkop-The Crown of Straw-Johannes Bair-Hans

Pichner-Hans Breal-Baptists in Italy

IV.Baptists in Switzerland-Zuingli-Concessions of Bullinger and

Meshovius-Disputations-Drownings-Felix Mantz -Balthazar Hubmeyer-Louis

Hetzer-Emigration to Moravia-Jacob Hutter

V.The Netherlands-Sicke Snyder-Furious Edict-The Inquisition-Severities of

Philip II.-Torture-Lysken-Gerrit Hase-poot-Joris Wippe-Private

Executions-Horrid Rackings

VI.Biography of Menno Simon-Account of his Publications-Church Government

among the Baptists-Missionary Excursions

VII.Baptists in England-Proclamation of Henry VIII.-Latimer's Sermon

before Edward VI.-Baptists excepted from "Arts of Pardon"-Royal

Commissions against them-Ridley-Cranmer - Joan Boucher- Rogers -

Philpot-Bishop Hooper's Scruples-George Van Pare-Protestant Persecutions

Inexcusable-Congregations in Essex and Kent-Bonner-Gardiner-Disputations

in Jail-Queen Elizabeth's Proclamation against Baptists-Bishop Jewel

-Archbishop Parker-Dutch Baptists

VIII.Enormities Perpetrated at Munster and other places-Injustice of

Ascribing them to Baptist Sentiments


I.Baptists Persecuted by all other Sects-Liberal Policy of William, Prince

of Orange-The "Union of Utrecht"-Differences of Opinion-Persecution in

Moravia and in Switzerland

II.Dutch Baptists Persecuted in England-Account of Hendrick Terwoort and

Jan Pieters-Their Martyrdom-Their Religious Sentiments-Whitgift's

Invectives against the Baptists

III.Severity of Elizabeth's Government-Bigotry of James I.-The Hampton

Court Conference - Emigration - John Smyth's Church-Their

Confessions-Bartholomew Legate-Extracts from Baptist Publications on

Liberty of Conscience-The King's distress at their Increase

IV.Character of Charles I.-Sufferings during his Reign-First Particular

Baptist Church-Samuel Howe-Dr. Featley's Book-Baptist Confessions of

Faith-Toleration hated by the Presbyterians-Their attempts to put down the

Baptists-Milton's Lines-The Assembly of Divines-Outcry against

Immersion-Parliamentary Declaration in favor of the Baptists-Fearful

"Ordinance" against them-Their Activity during the Commonwealth and the

Protectorate-Cromwell's Baptist Officers-The "Triers"-Baptists in Ireland

V.Character of Charles II. and James II.-Commencement of

Persecution-Venner's Rebellion-Disclaimer by Baptists -Severe

Sufferings-John James-Act of Uniformity-The Aylesbury Baptists-Benjamin

Keach Pilloried-Conventicle Act-Five-Mile Act-Their Effects

VI.History of the Broadmead Church, Bristol

VII.Declaration of Indulgence-Confession of Faith-Fierce Persecution -

Thomas Delaune -The Duke of Monmouth's Rebellion-Account of the Hewlings -

Mrs. Gaunt-The Dark Time-Another Declaration of Indulgence-William

Kiffin-Thc Glorious Revolution

VIII.Principles and Practices of the Denomination-Human Tradition

Renounced-Freedom of Conscience Demanded-Personal Piety requisite to

Church Fellowship-Purity of Discipline-Cases cited-Mode of Public

Worship-Plurality of Elders-Communion-Singing-Laying on of hands-The


IX.Biographical Notices-John Smyth, Thomas Helwys, and John

Spilsbury----Henry Denne-Francis Cornwell, A.M.-Christopher

Blackwood-Major-General Harrison-Col. Hutchinson

X.Biographical Notices Continued- Henry Jessey, A.M.-John Canne-Vavasor

Powell-Abraham Cheare

XI.Biographical Notices Continued-John Toombes, B.D.-Francis Bampfield,

A.M.-Henry D'Anvers-Edward Terrill-Dr. Du Veil-John Bunyan

XII.Biographical Notices Continued-Thomas Grantham-Hanserd

Knollys-Benjamin Keach-William Kiffin-Anecdotes

XIII.Baptists in North America-Church at Providence-Baptists in

Massachusetts - Persecuting Enactment against them-The Whipping of Obadiah

Holmes-First Church at Holmes-First Church at Boston-Newport-Swansea-Other

Churches-Roger Williams-Gregory Dexter-Obadiah Holmes-John Miles-Elias



I.General Character of the Period-Baptist General Assembly in

London-Questions-Particular Baptist Fund-Baptist Board-The Deputies-The

Widows' Fund-The Book Society-Bristol College-Dr. John Ward-Toleration

Act-Schism Bill-Dissenters excluded from

Office-Restrictions-Relief-Decline of the General Baptists-Communion

Controversy-Effects of High Calvinism on the Particular

Baptists-Commencement of Revival-Fuller and Sutcliffe-State of the

Denomination in England-Foreign and Home Missions

II.Biographical Notices-Dr. John Gale-John Skepp-John Brine-Dr. Gill-John

Macgowan-Robert Robinson-Robert Hall, Sen.-John Ryland-The

Stennetts-Benjamin Beddome - Samuel Pearce - John Piggott - The

Wallins-Dr. Andrew Gifford-Mordecai Abbott, Esq.-Thomas and John

Hollis-Miss Steele-Mrs. Seward

III.Progress of the Denomination in North America-Sufferings in New

England-Mrs. Elizabeth Backus-Mrs. Kimball-Virginia-Whitefield's

Preaching-The "New Lights"-First Churhes in Different States-Philadelphia

Association-Other Associations-Correspondence with London Ministers-Great

Revivals-Brown University-Nova Scotia-New Brunswick-Canada


I.Effects of the Mission Enterprise-Revivals-Extension of the

Denomination-Statistical Table-Societies-Diversity and Adaptation of

Talent-Baptist Agency now employed-Peculiarities of the Present

Period-Duties of Baptists.



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