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Andrew Fuller’s Advice for Your Daily Quiet Time

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Various Christian traditions tend to emphasize different practices when it comes to cultivating a healthy personal piety. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, prayerful meditation, often with the aid of icons, has occupied a signal place in personal spirituality. In Roman Catholicism, Marian piety remains a perennial emphasis. In Anglicanism, the … Read More »

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Andrew Fuller on Confessions of Faith

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One of the key differences between most Southern Baptist conservatives and most moderate Baptists in the South is the place of confessional statements. This difference was magnified during the years between 1998 and 2002 when Southern Baptists amended and then revised the Baptist Faith and Message and required denominational employees … Read More »

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Andrew Fuller and Southeastern Seminary: A Tradition

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As regularly readers probably know, the major emphasis in my scholarly research right now is Andrew Fuller and his circle of friends in the Northamptonshire Association, ca. 1760–1820. In 2007, I wrote an article for the Midwestern Journal of Theology on Robert Hall Sr., a British Baptist pastor who mentored … Read More »

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The Nature and Encouragements of the Missionary Work

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In 1792, a group of Particular Baptist pastors, mostly from the Northamptonshire Association, founded the Baptist Missionary Society. The key leaders in the formation of the new missions society were Andrew Fuller and William Carey. Fuller, a widely respected pastor-theologian, served as secretary (president) of the BMS from its inception … Read More »

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Recent Trends in Andrew Fuller Studies, Part Three

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This is the third post in a three-part blog series on recent trends in Andrew Fuller Studies. My first post focused on important works from the twentieth century. Yesterday’s post was dedicated to key scholarly writings published since the turn of the twenty-first century. In today’s post, I will discuss … Read More »

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Recent Trends in Andrew Fuller Studies, Part Two

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In yesterday’s post, I looked at Andrew Fuller Studies during the twentieth century. I also argued that a renaissance in Andrew Fuller Studies began around 1980 and was marked by a number of dissertations, book chapters, and journal articles. In this post, I hope to demonstrate that Fuller Studies entered … Read More »

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Recent Trends in Andrew Fuller Studies, Part One

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Historians have long noted the importance of Andrew Fuller within the Baptist tradition. Baptist history textbooks always discuss Fuller’s rebuttal of hyper-Calvinism and his role, alongside his friend William Carey, in forming the Baptist Missionary Society in 1792. However, until relatively recently, only a few significant works had focused upon … Read More »

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Andrew Fuller on Theological Education

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I love teaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. I’ve wanted to serve on a faculty in an institution like this one since I was a senior in college. As a full-time professor, I love theological seminaries, divinity schools, and Christian Studies departments at colleges and universities. But as a Baptist, … Read More »

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On the Importance of Creatively Unoriginal Theology

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This semester at Southeastern Seminary, I’m teaching an elective course on the theology of Andrew Fuller. I’ve been excited about this class for a long time. If you spend much time around me, you know that one of my burning desires is to help train a generation of pastor-theologians and … Read More »

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The Prayer Call of 1784

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We Baptists love to talk about the role that the English Particular Baptists of the 18th century, especially Andrew Fuller and William Carey, played in launching the modern missions movement in the English-speaking world. That movement is often said to begin in 1792 with the formation of the Particular Baptist … Read More »

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