By Joseph E. Early Jr., Harry Leon McBeth
From the times of Z. N. Morrell and James Huckins to invoice Pinson and Charles Wade, Baptists have performed and proceed to play a major position within the non secular, secular, and political lifetime of Texas. Over the former 100 and fifty years numerous Texas Baptist histories were written, yet now not previously have the files utilized in the advance of those texts been made on hand in a single source. In A Texas Baptist background Sourcebook, Joseph E. Early, Jr., has supplied the main whole number of Texas Baptist assets ever issued in a single quantity. This paintings includes church mins, nation and organization conference files, denominational newspaper articles, files of Baptist universities, and myriads of alternative assets. integrated during this paintings are George Washington Truett's sermon "Baptists and non secular Liberty" added at the steps of the Capitol development in Washington, D.C.; James Milton Carroll's path of Blood; J. Frank Norris's railings opposed to the Baptist common conference of Texas; and numerous different resources depicting the various years of Texas Baptist historical past. This e-book is designed as a complementary paintings to Harry Leon McBeth's Texas Baptists: A Sesquicentennial background. scholars can keep on with McBeth's bankruptcy divisions, headings, and subheadings for higher ease in learning the files. no matter if used independently or as a better half to McBeth's paintings, A Texas Baptist background Sourcebook is a needs to for an in-depth examine of Baptists in Texas.
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Also brother Stephen Williams. After looking around for material to constitute our little church we could find only seven individuals belonging to the Baptist Church, two of whom were Coloured members, however upon Sister Allan’s and my earnest solicitation we organized the church. Brother Williams all the while opposing the movement stating that we were too weak and that the thing would be he feared a failure, after the organization the question came up as to the location of the Church. Brother [no name given] rose up and said ROBERT EMMETT BLEDSOE BAYLOR ⁄ 19 as you would have a church planted here I insist on locating it at Tiger Point.
The following excerpts from Morrell’s most famous work, Flowers and Fruits in the Wilderness, demonstrate his fervent love for his Savior and the rationale for his nickname Wildcat. Source: Z. N. Morrell, Flowers and Fruits in the Wilderness (Boston: Rockwell and Churchill, 1872). A. Morrell’s Call to Go to Texas “Where there is a will there is a way,” is an old adage that is true, provided that there is not too much undertaken, and provided, further, that the enterprise is in accordance with the will of God.
2 Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor R. E. B. Baylor (1793–1873) was a lawyer and early Texas Baptist leader. Born in Kentucky and after serving in the War of 1812, Baylor served in the Kentucky Legislature before moving to Alabama where he practiced law and in 1824 served in the Alabama Legislature. Converted in 1839 at the age of 48, Baylor surrendered to the ministry and moved to Texas. Baylor was instrumental in the formation of the Union Association (1840) and the Texas Baptist Education Society (1840).