Among The Baptist
CHAPTER 1. Prefatory Remarks. Five Decades, or Periods of Ten Years
Each. My Travels and Extensive Acquaintance with Baptist Ministers in
Early Times. Summary View of the Baptists about 1800. No Periodicals.
Old Baptist Magazine. Mite Societies. But Few Educated Ministers. Rise
of Benevolent Institutions.
CHAPTER 2. A Brief Account of My Early Efforts for the Collection of
Materials for a General History of the Baptists in all Ages and Countries.
Baptist Ministers of Distinction in the Different States.
CHAPTER 3. Biographical Sketches of a Few of the Ministers Mentioned
in the Preceding Chapter. Stillman, Baldwin, Gano, Sharp, Cornell,
Stanford, Parkinson, Williams, Staughton, Rogers, Jones, J. Richards, J.
Healey, Furman, Bottaford, Fuller, Marshall, Mercer.
CHAPTER 4. On Extempore Preaching. The Support and the Neglect of
Ministers. Comments on their Various Habits and Conditions.
CHAPTER 5. Missionary and Other Agencies. Houses of Worship.
CHAPTER 6. On the Changes in Baptist Customs in the Course of Fifty
Years. In Church Affairs. Associations.
CHAPTER 7. On the Popular Prejudices Against the Baptists in Former
Times. Their Unwise Policy in Some Things. Baptist Publishers. No
Baptist Press. Old-Fashioned Pulpits. Modern Platforms.
SECOND DECADE. ON THE RISE OF THE FOREIGNMISSION CAUSE AMONG THE
CHAPTER 8. Judson and Rice Become Baptists. The Triennial
Convention. The Missionary Union. Rice Becomes an Agent. The Columbian
College, Difficulties About Missionary Money. Death of Rice.
CHAPTER 9. The Early Correspondence of Mr. Rice Pertaining to the
Foreign Mission Cause, and My First Acquaintance with Him. Surprising
Changes Throughout a Large Part of the Baptist Denomination on the Subject
of Missions. The Anti-Mission Party. Mr. Rices Correspondence with
Marshman and Judson in India. Letters andJournals of Mr. Hough. On the
Hindoos, by Mr. Ward. Languages of the East.
CHAPTER 10. New Phases in the Doctrinal Creed of the Baptists. The
Fuller System Comes into Vogue. On the Changes which Followed.
CHAPTER 11. Unitarianism among the American Baptists. My
Investigation of the System. My Conferences with Some of our Men who
Adopted it. Also with Dr. Kirkland of Harvard University, Dr. Freeman of
Boston and others. General Remarks on the System. My Conclusions against
CHAPTER 12. On Customs now Generally Abolished, which Prevailed More
or Less among the Baptists in Former Times; as Laying On of Hands. Washing
Feet. Devoting Children. Ruling Elders. Decline in the Use of Brother
and Sister, and Elder. Seven Deacons the Gospel Number for a Full-Grown
THIRD DECADE. ON THE AGE OF EXCITEMENTS
CHAPTER 13. Quiet Condition of the Baptists Generally. Agitations
about Free-masonry and Southern Slavery. The Troubles which Followed.
The Division of Churches. The Removals of Ministers. The Name of
Stayshort Applied to Many.
CHAPTER 14. The Old Triennial Convention. The Meeting in New York in
1826. The Board Removed to Boston. The Columbian College. The Home
Missionary Society Formed. Dr. Going. Dr. Peck. State Conventions.
CHAPTER 15. The Manner of Settling Ministers in Former Times, and of
Supporting them. Imperfect Support of them. Revivals. New Measures.
CHAPTER 16. A New Baptist Register, by I. M. Allin. A List of Small
Literary Institutions. Manual Labor Schools. American and Foreign Bible
CHAPTER 17. The Southern Baptist Convention Formed. The Causes which
Led to this Measure. New Methods of Conducting Associations. Comments on
the Agency System.
CHAPTER 18. The Old Triennial Convention Assumes the Name of the
Baptist Missionary Union. Diversities Between the Two Bodies. Some
Objectionable Things. Too Little Freedom for Speakers. TooLittle Time.
Too Many Young Speakers Take the Floor, Too Often. Too Long.
CHAPTER 19. Some Account of My Publications. Old Baptist History.
By Whom Published. Difficulties in Circulating it by the War. Other
Works. All Religions. Interview with Leading Men of all Parties. The
Shakers of New Lebanon.
CHAPTER 20. Authorship Continued. Interviews with Catholics in
Boston and Elsewhere. With Scotch Seceders. The Lutherans and Others in
New York. With the Moravians. The Result of these Visitations. My Last
Baptist History. Post Office Matters.
CHAPTER 21. Authorship Continued. My Compendium of Ecclesiastical
History. Motives for Undertaking the Work, to Make a Book for the People;
To Give the Framework of Church History; To Bring out More Fully and
Favorably the History of the Donatists and Other Reputed Heretics. On the
Term Puritan. Miscellaneous Matters.
CHAPTER 22. Changes in Meeting-House Fixings and Comforts. Changes
in Church Music. Organs. Titles of Ministers. My Efforts for
Ministerial Education. With Others.
CHAPTER 23. A Review of all Collegiate Institutions among the Baptists
in the United States. A Review of their Theological Seminaries.
Theological Departments in Connection with our Universities and Colleges, to
a Needful Extent, Recommended in Preference to Separate Schools.
CHAPTER 24. On Religious Newspapers in this Country and among the
Baptists. Difficulties at First. Too Numerous at Times. Their Secular
Character. First Sunday School. On the Rise and Management of our
Benevolent Institutions. On the Death of Correspondents and Familiar
APPENDIX. MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES
CHAPTER 25. On Church Organizations. Arguments in Favor of the Early
Christians Copying, in Substance, the Model of the Jewish Synagogues.
CHAPTER 26. On the Baptist Deaconship. The Original by Howell and
Others Something Wrong in Our Deaconship. The Scripture Qualifications
Crowell on Limited Appointments. My Four Years' Rule. Deacon Jones in
the Sunny Side. Arguments. The Number 7. Proofs from Antiquity.
Dialogue Between a Pastor and Deacon.
CHAPTER 27. Preaching, Preachers and Pulpits. The First Preacher.
Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses. The Prophets. Ezekiel, Ezra The First
CHAPTER 28. Preachers, Preaching, Pulpits and Clerical Manners.
Preachers under the Christian Dispensation. John the Baptist. Jesus
Christ. The Apostles. The Early Fathers. Chrysostom, Augustine, and
Others. Claude, Doddridge, etc.
CHAPTER 29. On Church Discipline. The Discipline of the Dutch
Anabaptists, so called. My Early Advisers. My own MS. on Church
Discipline. A. Fuller on the Discipline of the Primitive Churches. Five
Works Come Out Near the Same Time by Baker, Walker, Johnson, Howell, and
Crewell. Remarks on the Eighteenth of Matthew, on Councils, the Despotism
of the Majority, and on Baptist Usage.
CHAPTER 30. On Various Matters Connected with the Business of
Preaching and Pastoral Duties. A Letter to a Young Minister.
CHAPTER 31. On a Model Church and a Model Pastor.
CHAPTER 32. Recapitualation.