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Why do Baptists believe their roots should be traced back to the Reformation?

Join esteemed evangelical historian David Bebbington as he sheds light on the historical events that have shaped the Baptist identity. In this thought-provoking video, Bebbington offers valuable insights into the Baptist perspective on their Reformation origins. Drawing upon his extensive knowledge of the Reformation era, he reveals the key factors that have led Baptists to identify themselves with this transformative period in Christian history. Join David Bebbington on this illuminating journey, exploring the Baptist connection to the Reformation and the profound significance it holds for their Protestant identity.

David Bebbington

David Bebbington is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Stirling in Scotland. An undergraduate and postgraduate at Jesus College, Cambridge (1968-73), he subsequently became a research fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (1973-76). From 1976 he taught at the University of Stirling, where from 1999 to 2019 he was Professor of History. He now serves as Director of the Evangelical Studies Program at Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His publications include Evangelicalism in Modern Britain (1989), The Mind of Gladstone: Religion, Homer and Politics (2004); Patterns in History: A Christian Perspective on Historical Thought (4th ed., 2018), Baptists through the Centuries: A History of a Global People (2nd edn, 2018) and The Evangelical Quadrilateral (2 vols, 2021).

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