Church historian Nathan Finn at The Fullness of Time Blog has a new book coming out with colleague Keith Harper, entitled, Domestic Slavery Considered as a Scriptural Institution. From the blog, here is the post:
Lord willing, my first book will be hitting bookshelves in about eight weeks. Domestic Slavery Considered as a Scriptural Institution was first published in 1845, about a month before the formation of the Southern Baptist Convention. The book was based upon a series of point-counterpoint articles originally published in The Baptist Repository, a paper in Boston. The authors were Francis Wayland and Richard Fuller, two denominational leaders among Baptists in mid-19th century America. Several historians have argued that the book was the most important work of its kind. It has not been in print since the 1850s.
My colleague Keith Harper and I have annotated the work, added a brief introduction, and included an appendix that reprints several articles from The Baptist Repository related to slavery and the formation of the SBC. The book will be published by Mercer University Press in its The Baptists series, edited by notable Baptist historian Walter Shurden. I hope to author several posts in the next few weeks about the two authors and the book itself.
I am looking forward to Nathan’s observations. Nathan also recently made a good post on the concept of “Reformed Baptist.“