Baptist Resources

Baptist Confessions

The Orthodox Creed, 1679
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Baptist Writings

A.H. Newman

The Reformation from a Baptist Point of View

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Southwestern Baptist Resources

Academic Freedom—Liberty or License?

Dr. Paige Patterson

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These Baptist History Sources have been prepared for general access by an editorial board of Baptist historians at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. These historic sources include Free Church writings from Anabaptist authors prior to the historic advent of the British Baptist movement in the Seventeenth Century, British Baptist writings from the Seventeenth Century through the Nineteenth Century, and American Baptist writings from the Seventeenth Century through the early Twentieth Century. Although the reader may (and should) not agree with every single source posted here, the sources are intended to remind Baptists of the long train of witnesses to the reclamation of biblical Christianity who have been called Baptist.

Many of these works are rare and unavailable in modern print. Thanks are due to editorial board members in making available either transcriptions or personal copies of these original documents, and to Roberts Library for making other rare Baptist History Sources available. Roberts Library is considered one of the outstanding theological libraries in the United States based on the strength of its collections, diversity of materials, accessibility of resources, and service concepts of its staff.