A piety above the common standard review

Still, trying to reach two different audiences with similar material is a bold move. On the other hand, Chute is not so adept at providing the social context surrounding the debates.

CopyrightGale Group. Chute clearly shows the seriousness with which they took such ideas. Mercer University Press, Chute notes that Mercer did not agree with the new missionary theology of Andrew Fuller but continued to hold to a strict view of limited atonement.

Father Mercer has neither footnotes nor endnotes. His A piety above the common standard review recognized his leadership abilities and tapped him to be the president of the Georgia Baptist Convention, a position he held from until In addition to missions, Mercer used his talents and position to advance sunday schools, temperance, and education.

After it sets the picture of his life, and creates the world in which he lived, Chute progresses through the major debates circulating at the time between Primitive Baptists hypercalvinists and all others in favor of missions, educated ministers, and cooperation associations.

This is a bit surprising since the camp meetings were major social gatherings. Jesse Mercer strengthened his own leadership in Georgia Baptist life through the initiation of two efforts to unite Georgia Baptists in and A Piety above the Common Standard makes a substantial contribution to the study of antebellum Southern religion.

Origins of Baptist Fundamentalism, —, Review by Barry Hankins -- "First, Bauder and Delnay have brought to the fore acouple of historical actors who have been overlooked previously. The only deficiency lies in the unanswered question of how Calvinists and non-Calvinists can cooperate through missions.

Share this article Anthony L. It reviews the life of Jesse Mercer, a prestigious Baptist in the time of his life, though For Mercer, missions were a mere means, and a means clearly sanctioned in the Bible.

Hurtado investigates the devotional practices of the early church and what they tell us about the place of Jesus in early Christian worship. Such slimmer books allow greater access to a broader readership. True, some of the unelected would hear the Word, but without the Spirit working in their souls they could not be saved, regardless of their participation in a revival.

Hyde is exceedingly clear that this is not permissible under any circumstances. The final effort led to the successful formation of the Georgia Baptist Convention. On the other hand, interested readers, especially lay people and non-professional historians, will benefit from Father Mercer.

Without forsaking biblical instruction, wise counsel, and clear thinking, Meynell offers freedom to shamelessly engage depression more than other books.

A Piety Above the Common Standard.

Chute attempted to assess Mercer favorably without turning him into a superhero. On one hand, those searching for a thorough, more technically nuanced biography of Jesse Mercer will profit by reading A Piety Above a Common Standard.

The author, however, does answer this dilemma with a strong argument for the return to "the faith of our fathers.

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At pages, Father Mercer is brief: After it sets the picture of his life, and creates the world in which he lived, Chute progresses through the major debates circulating at the time between Primitive Baptists hypercalvinists a Be aware: The volume is a success on all counts.Get this from a library!

A piety above the common standard: Jesse Mercer and the defense of evangelistic Calvinism. [Anthony L Chute] Add tags for "A piety above the common standard: Jesse Mercer and the defense of evangelistic Calvinism".

Be. A piety above common standard was a book that I had never heard of before, but it was well worth the read. It wasn’t until I read this book that I was introduced to Jesse Mercer. It wasn’t until I read this book that I was introduced to Jesse Mercer. A PIETY ABOVE THE COMMON STANDARD (Baptists) [Anthony L.

Chute] on mint-body.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Jesse Mercer () was a Baptist pastor, editor, and denominational statesman who figured prominently in the debates over Calvinism among Southern clergymen. Most studies of Calvinism in 4/5(1).

Review of A Piety Above the Common Standard: Jesse Mercer and Evangelisitic Calvinism by Anthony L. Chute (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, ), The Journal of Baptist Studies 2 ().

(PDF) Share this. A Piety Above the Common Standard has 4 ratings and 1 review. Emmanuel said: Be aware: this began as a dissertation for a Ph.D.

program. It has been twea A Piety Above the Common Standard has 4 ratings and 1 review. Emmanuel said: Be aware: this began as a dissertation for a Ph.D. program. Trivia About A Piety Above the /5. "A Piety above the Common Standard sheds considerable light on the intellectual history of early nineteenth-century Baptists in the South where conflicts over Calvinism and missions roused heated battles waged with quill pens and scriptural interpretation.".

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