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A Short History of the Baptists

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This classic in the field of Baptist history up to 1900 traces the development of Baptist principles and the history of the Baptist churches from their beginnings.
Published December 1st 1982 by Judson Press (first published February 1st 1907)
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This book has the best explanation of the gradual corruption of the doctrine of the early churches into Catholicism that I've ever seen. Vedder was an excellent historian, who strove for fairness and accuracy, even to a fault. Therefore, his relating of facts proving the existence of Baptist groups long before the Reformation is very convincing. Many parts of the book were deeply stirring. I also enjoy the style in which he writes, and all the fascinating words he uses. To me, this was not a dr

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Henry Clay Vedder, D.D. was an American Baptist church historian. He graduated at the University of Rochester in 1873 and at Rochester Theological Seminary in 1876. He was an editor at the Examiner from 1876 to 1894, after which he became professor of Church history in Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, Pennsylvania. (Source: Wikipedia)
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