Connecting to the cloud: Isaac Backus' model for renewal in today's church

Full Title
Connecting to the cloud: Isaac Backus' model for renewal in today's church
Author
Paul M Simpson
Abstract
This thesis examines the usefulness of intentional connections with our ecclesial history for the purpose of sparking revival and renewal in Baptist congregations. The project initially presents the growing identity crisis facing Baptists and the causes behind the crisis. The conventions that distinguish Baptists from other congregations, if not appropriately practiced and passed on, threaten to continue eroding Baptist foundations indefinitely. By looking at the ministry of Isaac Backus, this project will propose that pursuing historical connections is both consistent with Baptist distinctiveness and thoroughly biblical. When these connections are promoted appropriately they off the possibility of sustained ministry from generation to generation that is solidly orthodox in theology and increasingly zealous in practice.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Garth M Rosell
Language
English
Date
2012
Number of Pages
293