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A Piety Above the Common Standard

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Jesse Mercer (1769-1841) was a Baptist pastor, editor, and denominational statesman who figured prominently in the debates over Calvinism among Southern clergymen. Most studies of Calvinism in America have focused on Jonathan Edwards, the New Divinity Movement, and the Princeton theologians. Calvinism, however, played a key role in shaping the religious mind of the South, ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 13th 2005 by Mercer University Press (first published April 2004)
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Emmanuel Boston
Nov 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Be aware: this began as a dissertation for a Ph.D. program. It has been tweaked since that time, but is very academic by nature.

However, once you understand that, this book is extremely good.
It reviews the life of Jesse Mercer, a prestigious Baptist in the time of his life, though... not well known today. After it sets the picture of his life, and creates the world in which he lived, Chute progresses through the major debates circulating at the time between Primitive Baptists (hypercalvinists) a
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