Benedict, David. Fifty Years Among the Baptists
Benedict, David. Fifty Years Among the Baptists
Benedict, David. Fifty Years Among the Baptists

Benedict, David. Fifty Years Among the Baptists

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Benedict, David. Fifty Years Among the Baptists. Little Rock, Arkansas: Seminary Publications, 1977. [5642]

Brown publisher's cloth with gilt titles, 5 1/2 x 8 inches, xii., 437 clean pp. Former library book, library label cleanly removed from spine, card pocket inside front cover, two labels on the ffep, ink number stamp on the first page of the Preface, no other library markings. Very good. Hardcover.

A facsimile reprint of the New York edition of 1860, which is Starr B2172.

"My main objective in preparing this small volume has been to collect and preserve such portions of Baptist history as could not be conveniently inserted in my former writings on the subject. Although most of the incidents here recorded are of a very common character, yet they may be interesting to some of our people, who would like to review the doings of their brethren for the period they embrace; they may also afford aid to our future historians." - Preface.

David Benedict (1779-1874), Baptist minister born in Norwalk, Connecticut. Apprenticed in the shoemaker’s trade, Benedict found a way to attend Brown College, graduating in 1806. He was for 25 years pastor of the Baptist church in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He was an avid collector of historical materials, and these primary sources make up the bulk of this remarkable history of the Baptist denomination.