Archive for May, 2012

“Andrew Fuller & His Friends” Conference Website Now Live

May 29th, 2012 Posted in Andrew Fuller, Baptist Life & Thought, Church History, Conferences, Historians


Registration is now open for our 2012 conference “Andrew Fuller & His Friends.” The conference website features a conference description, plenary schedule, list of parallel sessions (which look superb!), registration and accommodation details. As always, several free books will be given away at this year’s conference. The conference includes a fabulous banquet meal and all the amenities of the beautiful campus of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. We think it’s a no-brainer. Register here.

Exciting News about the Works of Andrew Fuller Project!

May 29th, 2012 Posted in Andrew Fuller, Baptist Life & Thought, Books

It is with deep gratitude to God that The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies announces that the publishing house of Walter de Gruyter, with head offices in Berlin and Boston, has committed itself to the publication of a modern critical edition of the entire corpus of Andrew Fuller’s published and unpublished works. Walter de Gruyter has been synonymous with high-quality, landmark publications in both the humanities and sciences for more than 260 years. The preparation of a critical edition of Fuller’s works, part of the work of the Andrew Fuller Center, was first envisioned in 2004. It is expected that this edition will comprise twelve to fourteen volumes and take seven or so years to publish.  Read the full details here.

New Audio of Recent Bible Conference

May 21st, 2012 Posted in Andrew Fuller, Baptist Life & Thought, Conferences

Dr. Haykin spoke over the weekend (May 19-20, 2012) in Dalton, PA at Grace Baptist Church‘s Spring Theology Conference. Audio is now online of the four lectures which Dr. Haykin gave at the conference.


The God who draws near: An introduction to biblical spirituality

Saturday, May 19 2012
Audio: listen or download

“Andrew Fuller: Life and Legacy—A Brief Overview” in The Works of Andrew Fuller

Saturday, May 19 2012
Audio: listen or download

The piety of Samuel Pearce

Sunday, May 20 2012
Audio: listen or download

Leaning on the Spirit

Sunday, May 20 2012
Audio: listen or download

Help Tracking Down a Possible Carey Quote

May 20th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized

A reader of this blog has submitted a question which we don’t know the answer. His query is posted below. Please respond in the comments if you know the source of the quote that he is trying to track down.

In my reading I came across a statement of Carey’s that struck me, but I only made a mental note to return to it later. Now  I cannot find it for the life of me!  Writing back to England I think, he addressed the question of what kind of men should be sent out to the mission field. He said, do not send men who will sit comfortably waiting for sinners to come to them. But, send men who will be out daily among the people seeking the lost. Often on horseback. Otherwise the work will die under their care. Do you know where I can find this? I have looked for hours unsuccessfully.

Conference Audio Posted for “Religious Liberty and the Cross”

May 15th, 2012 Posted in 17th Century, Baptist Life & Thought, Church History, Conferences, Puritans

Audio of our most recent mini-conference, “Religious Liberty and the Cross: 1662 and the Persecution of the Puritans,” is now online on the conference page. I have posted the links to the audio files below.
Audio from previous conferences can be accessed on the respective conference pages found here. Registration will be opening soon for our sixth annual two-day conference. See the Schedule and Call for Parallel Session Papers.
Posted by Steve Weaver, Research Assistant to the Director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin.

Biography of Caroline Holman, a desideratum

May 11th, 2012 Posted in 20th Century, Baptist Life & Thought, Eminent Christians

One of the most remarkable Baptists of twentieth-century Ontario was a woman, Caroline Holman, the widow of C.J. Holman, a prominent Baptist lawyer. Her husband played an important role in the Fundamentalist-Modernist controversy of the 1920s, but died not long after. She lived into her nineties, dying in 1962. She was a staunch supporter of missions and prolific writer of Christian articles, and served as the first president of the Women’s Missionary Society, formed in 1926 during the Fundamentalist-Modernist controversy as the former Women’s Baptist Home Missionary Society of Ontario West divided that year. She was one of the few people who publicly disagreed with T.T. Shields (1873–1955)—which she did in the early 1930s—and maintained his respect afterwards. See The Regular Baptist Call: A Testimony, 36, no.9 (September 1962), for a remembrance of her life and service. A biography of Mrs. Holman is a desideratum.

Fuller’s memoirs of Pearce a demonstration of an Edwardsean principle

May 9th, 2012 Posted in 18th Century, Eminent Christians, Great Quotes

If, as Jonathan Edwards maintained in his Religious Affections (1746), “the essence of all true religion lies in holy love,” then Andrew Fuller’s Memoirs of the Rev. Samuel Pearce, A.M. (1800) is a biographical demonstration of this proposition, for, as Fuller asserted, “the governing principle in Mr. Pearce, beyond all doubt, was holy love.”

Zaspel Speaks on Andrew Fuller

May 7th, 2012 Posted in Andrew Fuller, Baptist Life & Thought

Fred Zaspel recently gave a talk entitled “Andrew Fuller: The Man Who Rescued The Baptists From Hyper-Calvinism” at Calvary Baptist Seminary in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. According to Fred, “It was very well received, and we’ve begun a tradition now—a series of these kinds of “Baptist Heritage” lectures each semester.” Here is the talk on Fuller.

James K.A. Smith on the Faith

May 7th, 2012 Posted in Great Quotes

I love this: “we’re looking for the thick, rich particularity of historic Reformed faith, understood as an expression of catholic Christianity.”

From James K.A. Smith in; HT: Ian Clary.

Book Review: A Week in the Life of Corinth

May 5th, 2012 Posted in Books, Church History

Dr. Haykin hs recently reviewed a new book by Ben Witherington, III titled A Week in the Life of Corinth. Read this review and others here on our Book Review page.