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Today Rev. Wayne Brandow, minister of the Bible Baptist Church of Galway (Saratoga County), joins Jane to talk about the history of the Baptist movement in England, what beliefs separated them from other English non-conformist movement, and the evolution of the churches in North America and in New York in particular. Learn how the Great Awakening in the mid 1700s impacted the Baptist movement in New York. Find out why those of us with Baptist ancestors are hard-pressed to find data about our ancestors in the church records.
Rev. Brandow taught Baptist church history at the Northeast Branch of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Schenectady, NY.
Photos: Bible Baptist Church of Galway, Saratoga County.
Backus, Issac. A History of New England with Particular Reference to the Denomination of Christian Called Baptists Second Edition with Notes by David Weston, 2 Vol. Reprint, 1871. T (note Backus' ed 1784)
Benedict, David. A General History of the Baptist Denomination of America and Other Parts of the World. 1813
_____________ . Fifty Years Among the Baptists. New York, Sheldon & Company, 1860. reprint
Gardner, Robert G. Baptists of Early America: A Statistical History, 1639-1790. 1983.
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It's good to talk.