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A Sourcebook for Baptist Heritage
A Sourcebook for Baptist Heritage
by Leon McBeth
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Supplement, 3 Jun 2002
Leon McBeth adds his Sourcebook for the Baptist Heritage as a larger extension of footnote material for his "Baptist Heritage: Four Centuries of Baptist Witness" (Broadman, 1987) The student of Baptist history will certainly appreciate this extra volume because of the effort that McBeth has included in its pages to carefully illustrate not only the genuine scholarship that he has put into his work, but also the 'human' side of the people about whom he is writing. (There are some personal letters included within the Sourcebook to give the reader some glimpses into the lives of the people or the events connected with the materials presented in the BH.) Furthermore, this book gives the readers the chance to read the primary materials for themselves and to dialogue with McBeth's conclusions.


Baptist Heritage: Four Centuries of Baptist Witness
Baptist Heritage: Four Centuries of Baptist Witness
by H L McBeth
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £31.01

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars McBeth's Magic, 3 Jun 2002
Having spent the entirety of his life in Christian service both within and outside Baptist circles, and, as McBeth says, "In a quarter-century of teaching Baptist History...," Dr. McBeth has certainly devoted himself to his work within the Church and the academy. The magnitude of this book is indicative of the scholarship that McBeth has invested in a book of this sorts, yet its size does not overwhelm the reader. If necessary, McBeth uses the extra space to explain the concepts and technical 'jargon' of the oft-misunderstood Baptist theology and history.
Readers of this volume ought to come away with a solid, general understanding of the beginnings of Baptists during the 1600s in England, the spread of the Baptist-Christian flavour to the European continent, as well as to The United States of America. McBeth's handling of Baptist history is balanced between Continental Europe as well as the American context, from which McBeth has invested his life.


Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People In Western Europe From The Beginning Of The Christian Era To The Fourteenth Century: Gay ... of the Christian Era to the 14th Century
Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People In Western Europe From The Beginning Of The Christian Era To The Fourteenth Century: Gay ... of the Christian Era to the 14th Century
by J Boswell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.55

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Less Than Complete Commendation, 30 May 2002
I must give my complete commendation to this book of the late Dr. Boswell. The personal reports of folk around Yale, which testified to a young man being noticed walking through the campus and corridors with a myriad of books in-tow accounts for the mass of scholarship and creative thought that is included in this book. Boswell's footnotes are impeccable, and his style, though a bit rough ('torture . . .though well worth the trouble,' as one reviewer has accurately described) makes for an informative and interesting read. I commend this volume to people who want to learn more of the style of work birthed by the amazing Michel Foucault, those who are historical enthusiasts, and for the religious community (especially of the Judaeo-Christian tradition) who wish to know if the Church has 'always condemned homosexuality.'


Theology for Children
Theology for Children
by W L Hendricks
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Faith of a Child . . ., 30 May 2002
This review is from: Theology for Children (Hardcover)
Dr. Hendricks' little volume is written with a pastoral view on the instruction of children in the Christian faith. Hendricks has employed some creativity with this book, given that he has been actively involved in theological education on seminary levels throughout his life, in a variety of settings. Establishing the 'bases' for which one should incorporate into their didactic methods, Hendricks doesn't 'water down' the theology in order to communicate it to children, but rather suggests that the Christian educator search for different metaphors and images with which children can grasp the children faith. I fully recommend this book to pastors who have a 'children's time' during church, ministers of education, or youth/children workers.


Women in Baptist Life
Women in Baptist Life
by Leon McBeth
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars 'Her Story...', 30 May 2002
This review is from: Women in Baptist Life (Hardcover)
Dr. McBeth was ahead of his time whilst writing this introduction on women in Baptist life. Note the date of publication, and weigh this in light of the recent controversies regarding the 'place' of women in ecclesiastical and social circles that is presently being discussed in the SBC. McBeth has conducted good research, and the presentation of his research is in typical McBeth style: scholarly in its method, but conversational and pastoral in its style. A comprehendable read, and an honest approach to a neglected subject: I recommend it wholeheartedly.


Systematic Theology: v. 1: Biblical, Historical and Evangelical
Systematic Theology: v. 1: Biblical, Historical and Evangelical
by James Leo Garrett
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars Encyclopaedic, Though Not Entirely Constructive, 30 May 2002
Dr. Garrett's work, Systematic Theology, is as described: encyclopaedic. For the beginning student of theology, or the layperson, this mass of information, and its minutiae, can become cumbersome and overwhelming at times. Yet, praise must be given to his endeavours, as much information relating to a variety of doctrinal points is presented, and documented thoroughly. Not much constructive, or even 'Baptist' theology is to be found in this work, though. If one is searching for constructive theology, turn elsewhere. If one is looking for information with which to study, or to construct their own theologies, Dr. Garrett's text is a worthwhile purchase.


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