Robinson, Robert. Ecclesiastical Researches
Robinson, Robert. Ecclesiastical Researches
Robinson, Robert. Ecclesiastical Researches
Robinson, Robert. Ecclesiastical Researches

Robinson, Robert. Ecclesiastical Researches

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Robinson, Robert. Ecclesiastical Researches. Gallatin, TN: Church History Research & Archives, 1984. Black publisher's cloth, bright gilt titles, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, (xx), 643 (2) clean pp., tight. Ex Bible college library with the standard extras; library label removed from spine. Very good. Hardcover.  [5353] 

A facsimile reprint of the Cambridge first edition of 1792 in a sewn cloth binding. The work was published posthumously, and somewhat unpolished without the author's final revision. It is historical research compiled during his preparation for his History of Baptism. "The history of baptism is the great object in these researches. The authour attached to the chief doctrine of this sect, with which he had for the greater part of his life been connected, viewed with concern the prevalence of a superstitious rite in the christian world, as useless to the infant as it is degrading to the parent...It is necessary to inform [the reader] that the account of Poland was written first; and several remarks, which by comparison with the other parts of the work, are easily to be discovered, would probably have undergone some correction. The history of the bohemian churches would have been new-modelled, as the papers under the title Bohemian Churches, and Moravian Baptists, were left incomplete..." - Preface.

Robert Robinson (1735-1790), English preacher and antiquarian. Converted under the preaching of George Whitefield, he joined with the Calvinistic Methodists. “At the age of nineteen he commenced preaching among the Methodists, and renounced present support and a fortune in reversion, proffered by a rich relation, when thus tempted to dissolve his connection with the Dissenters. After two years…he associated with several others in the formation of an Independent Society in Norwich; but shortly afterwards (in 1759) he accepted the charge of a Baptist congregation at Cambridge…” – Allibone.

"A distinguished minister of the Baptist denomination in England...pastor of the Baptist Church in Cambridge...Enjoying peculiar facilities for study at Cambridge, he improved every opportunity to add to his store of knowledge. He was a fine linguist, and easily learned both the ancient and modern languages...Although he was thought at one time to lean somewhat towards Sociniansim, he never lost the affection and confidence of his Church in Cambridge." - M'Clintock & Strong.