Danny Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, has recommended the following books on Baptist History. What would you add to his list?
Baker, R.A. A Baptist Source Book. Nashville: Broadman, 1966.
Brackney, William H., ed. Baptist Life and Thought 1600-1980: A Source Book. Valley Forge: Judson, 1983.
Bush, L. Russ, and Tom Nettles, eds. Baptists and the Bible. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1999.
Caner, Emir and Ergun Caner. The Sacred Trust: Sketches of the Southern Baptist Convention Presidents. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2003.
_______. The Sacred Desk: Presidential Sermons to the Southern Baptist Convention, 1845-2003. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2004.
Cathcart, William. The Baptist Encyclopedia. Reprint. Paris, AK: The Baptist Standard, 1988.
Dockery, David. Southern Baptists and American Evangelicals: The Conversation Continues. Nashville: Broadman, 1993.
Fletcher, Jesse C. The Southern Baptist Convention: A Sesquicentennial History. Nashville: Broadman, 1994.
George, Timothy and David Dockery, eds. Theologians of the Baptist Tradition. rev. ed. Nashville: Broadman, 2001.
Hankins, Barry. Uneasy In Babylon. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2002.
Harper, Keith. Send the Light: Lottie Moon’s Letters and Other Writings. Macon: Mercer, 2002.
_______. Rescue the Perishing: Selected Correspondence of Annie W. Armstrong. Macon: Mercer, 2004.
Leonard, Bill. Dictionary of Baptists in America. Downers Grove: IVP, 1994.
Lumpkin, W.L. Baptist Confessions of Faith. Philadelphia: Judson, 1959.
McBeth Leon. A Sourcebook for Baptist Heritage. Nashville: Broadman, 1990.
_______ . The Baptist Heritage: Four Centuries of Baptist Witness. Nashville: Broadman, 1987.
Nettles, Tom. By His Grace and for His Glory. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1986.
________ . Teaching Truth and Training Hearts. Amityville, NY: Calvary Press, 1998.
Sutton, Jerry. The Baptist Reformation. Nashville: Broadman, 2000.
The following books and articles on Baptist and Free Church Studies are some of those appearing on the Comprehensive Reading List for PhD Students at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The Hebrew Old Testament
The Greek New Testament
Cross, F.L., ed. The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Boyce, James Petigru. Abstract of Systematic Theology. Baltimore: H. M. Wharton, 1887.
Carey, William. An Enquiry Into The Obligations Of Christians To Use Means For The Conversion Of The Heathens (1692). Modern editions available.
Clarke, John. Ill Newes From New-England. Reprint. Baptist Standard Bearer, 2004.
Carroll, B.H. Baptists and Their Doctrines. Edited by Timothy and Denise George. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1995.
Dagg, John L. Manual of Theology. New Edition. Harrisonburg, VA: Gano Books, 1990.
Dever, Mark, ed.Polity; Biblical Arguments on How to Conduct Church Life (A Collection of Historic Baptist Documents). Washington, D.C.: Center for Church Reform, 2001.
Fuller, Andrew. The Gospel worthy of all acceptation, or, The duty of sinners to believe in Jesus Christ. American Doctrinal Tract Society, 1837. Modern editions available.
Graves, James R. Old Landmarkism: What is it? Second Edition. Reprint. Texarkana, TX: Bogard Press, 1998.
Harper, L. Keith. Send the Light: Lotti
e Moon’s Letters and Other Writings. Macon: Mercer University Press, 2003.
Helwys, Thomas. A Short Declaration of the Mystery of Iniquity. Edited by Richard Groves. Macon: Mercer University Press, 1998.
Henry, Carl F.H. The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism. Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 1947.
Hiscox, Edward T. The Baptist Church Directory: A Guide to the Doctrines and Discipline, Officers and Ordinances, Principles and Practices of Baptist Churches. Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1894.
Hubmaier, Balthasar. Balthasar Hubmaier, Theologian of Anabaptism. Translated and edited by H. Wayne Pipkin and John H. Yoder. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1989.
Klaassen, Walter. Anabaptism in Outline. Scottsdale: Herald Press, 1981.
Lumpkin William L., ed. Baptist Confessions of Faith. Valley Forge: Judson Press, 1959. Newer additions available.
McBeth, Leon. A A Sourcebook for Baptist Heritage. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1990
Moody, Dale. The Word of Truth: A Summary of Christian Doctrine Based on Biblical Revelation. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1981.
Mullins, E.Y. The Axioms of Religion. Compiled by R. Albert Mohler. Edited by Timothy and Denise George. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1997.
Pendleton, James Madison. Baptist Church Manual. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1966.
Pressler, Paul. A Hill on Which to Die: One Southern Baptist’s Journey. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2002.
Rauschenbusch, Walter. A Theology for the Social Gospel. New York: Macmillan, 1917.
Strong, A.H. Systematic Theology. Philadelphia: Judson Press, 1909.
Wayland, Francis. Notes on the Principles &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Practices of Baptist Churches. New York: Sheldon & Co., 1857.
Williams, Roger. The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution for Cause of Conscience Discussed. Edited by Richard Groves. Macon: Mercer University Press, 2002.
Brackney, William H. A Genetic History Of Baptist Thought: With Special Reference To Baptists In Britain And North America. Macon: Mercer University Press, 2004.
Bush, L. Russ, and Thomas Nettles. Baptists and the Bible. Revised and Expanded. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1999.
Durnbaugh, Donald F. The Believers’ Church: The History and Character of Radical Protestantism. Scottdale: Herald Press, 1968.
Estep, William R. The Anabaptist Story: An Introduction to Sixteenth-Century Anabaptism. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.
George, Timothy and David S. Dockery, eds. Theologians of the Baptist Tradition. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2001.
Hankins, Barry. Uneasy in Babylon: Southern Baptist Conservatives and American Culture. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2002.
Lee, Jason K. The Theology of John Smyth: Puritan, Separatist, Baptist, Mennonite. Macon: Mercer University Press, 2003.
Leonard, Bill J. Baptist Ways: A History. Valley Forge: Judson Press, 2003.
McBeth, H. Leon. The Baptist Heritage/Four Centuries of Baptist Witness. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1987.
Norman, Stan. More Than Just a Name: Preserving Our Baptist Identity. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2001.
Patterson, Paige. Anatomy of a Reformation: The Southern Baptist Convention 1978–2004. Fort Worth: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2004.
Sutton, Jerry. The Baptist Reformation: The Conservative Resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2000.
Torbet, Robert G.. History of the Baptists. 3rd ed. Valley Forge: Judson Press, 1963.
Vedder, Henry C. A Short History of the Baptists. Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1891.
Verduin, Leonard. The Reformers and Their Stepchildren. Sarasota, FL: Christian Hymnary Publishers, 2000.
White, B.R. English Separatist Tradition from the Marian Martyrs to the Pilgrim Fathers. London: Oxford University Press, 1971.
Williams, George Huntston. The Radical Reformation. Third Edition. Kirksville, MO: Sixteenth Century Journal Publishers, 1992.
Garrett, James Leo. “Restitution and Dissent among Early English Baptists: Part 1.” Baptist History and Heritage 12 (October 1977): 198-210, 251.
_______. “Restitution and Dissent among Early English Baptists: Part 2.” Baptist History and Heritage 13 (April 1978): 11-27.
Moore, LeRoy. “Crazy Quilt: Southern Baptist Patterns of the Church,” Foundations 20 (1977): 12–35.
White, B.R. “The Doctr
ine of the Church in the Particular Baptist Confession of 1644,” Journal of Theological Studies, New Series, 19 (October 1968): 570-590.
Yarnell, Malcolm. “Changing Baptist Concepts of Royal Priesthood,” in The Rise of the Laity in Evangelical Protestantism. Edited by Deryck W. Lovegrove. London and New York: Routledge, 2002. Pp. 236-252.
_______. “Are Southern Baptists Evangelicals?” Ecclesiology 2 (2005): 195-212.