O.K. and Marjorie Armstrong, The Baptists .

William H. Brackney, ed., Baptist Life and Thought: 1600–1980 (Valley Forge, Judson Press, 1983).

William H. Brackney, The Traveller’s Guide to Baptist Historical Sites (Valley Forge: ABHS, 1982).

Clifton J. Allen, ed., Encyclopedia of Southern Baptists , 4 vols. (Nashville, Broadman Press, 1958–82).

Roger Hayden, ed., The Records of a Church of Christ in Bristol, 1640–1687 (Bristol, The Record Society, 1974).

Lynn J. Leavenworth, ed., Baptist Concepts of the Church (Philadelphia, Judson Press, 1959).

Leon H. McBeth, Women in Baptist Life (Nashville, Broadman Press, 1979).

William G. McLaughlin, New England Dissent 1630–1833, 2 vols. (Cambridge, Mass, Harvard University Press, 1971).

Robert G. Torbet, History of the Baptists (Valley Forge, Judson Press, 1963)

A.J. Underwood, History of the English Baptists (London, Carey Kingsgate Press, 1947).

Barrington R. White, The English Baptists of the Seventeenth Century (London, Baptist Historical Society, 1983).

Barrington R. White, The English Separatist Tradition (London, Oxford University Press, 1971).

Some Baptist historians and theologians have argued that the essence of the Baptist witness and convictions can be traced back over the centuries directly to the New Testament church. This issue has not dealt with that argument. Church History Research and Archives has published many books long out of print dealing with Baptist history including those defending the line of argument mentioned above. For a listing of titles and prices available from them write to: Church History Research and Archives , 220 Graystone Drive, Gallatin, TN 37066.