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A Piety Above the Common Standard
Contributor(s): Chute, Anthony L. (Author)

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ISBN: 0865549842     ISBN-13: 9780865549845
Publisher: Mercer University Press
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2005
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Annotation: Jesse Mercer (1769-1841) was a Baptist pastor, editor, and denominational statesman who figured prominently in the debates over Calvinism among Southern clergymen. Most studies of Calvinism in America have focused on Jonathan Edwards, the New Divinity Movement, and the Princeton theologians. Calvinism, however, played a key role in shaping the religious mind of the South, particularly among Baptists who debated the relationship between divine sovereignty and human responsibility as it related to missions, education, and social reform. These debates led to the formation of two Baptist groups, Primitive and Missionary, the latter of which ultimately became Southern Baptists. This book explores the role of Jesse Mercer within these debates as he promoted the first form of the Georgia Baptist Convention. His Calvinistic theology governed his actions and life. He emphasized missions, theological training for pastors, and cooperation between churches in fulfilling the Great Commission. Calvinism is as important a topic today in the study of religion as it ever has been. This book gives perspective and history to current trends and understandings.

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BISAC Categories:
- Religion | Christianity - Calvinist
Dewey: B
Series: Baptists
Physical Information: 0.66" H x 6.1" W x 9" (0.92 lbs) 256 pages
- Chronological Period - 1800-1850
- Chronological Period - 18th Century
- Cultural Region - Southeast U.S.
- Cultural Region - South
- Religious Orientation - Christian
- Theometrics - Academic
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