Baptists Are Different

  • D. G. Hart
Part of the Christianities in the Trans-Atlantic World book series (CTAW)


If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, assessing the relations between Baptists and Reformed Protestants is in the mind of the historian. Although some use historical methods and evidence to argue that Baptists and Reformed are closer than R. Scott Clark and D. G. Hart have alleged, this historiography often relies as much on religious convictions as academic expertise. If religiously informed perspectives are possible in professional scholarship, the case for insisting on differences between Baptists and Reformed Protestantism, as this chapter maintains, still makes sense.


Baptist Presbyterian Westminster Confession Confessionalism Confessional revision Historical theology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. G. Hart
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  1. 1.Faculty of HistoryHillsdale CollegeHillsdaleUSA

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