While this work established a clearly Calvinistic Baptist
theology, Particular Baptists in other areas of England continued to draft confessions for the churches under their influence.
"Regular" or Calvinistic Baptist
churches in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick underwent some significant changes in the first half of the nineteenth century.
Daniel Goodwin, Associate Professor of History at Atlantic Baptist University in Moncton, New Brunswick, addresses this dearth in the literature in his study of the formation of the United Baptist Convention of the Maritime Provinces, which brought together two Arminian Baptist groups and one Calvinistic Baptist
denomination in 1905-06.
(29) Daniel Featley (1582-1645), a member of London's godly clergy, hosted a debate between a Scottish Anabaptist and William Kiffin, a Calvinistic Baptist
, on October 17, 1642 and published the results with his own agenda of casting aspersions on Baptist theology and practice.
Beginning with New Testament Baptist origins, Porter highlighted early General British Baptists who were Arminian in theology, the common Free Baptist and Calvinistic Baptist
participation in eighteenth-century revivals, the importance of Alline and the Free Will Baptists from New England who had been influenced by his theology, and a series of mergers among Nova Scotia's Arminian Baptists in the nineteenth century.
The first Calvinistic Baptist
church had been formed in London in 1638, and immersion was only accepted as the proper mode of baptism in 1640, but in a short space of time the movement generated immense public interest.
Today, however, certain congregations have appropriated such offices as pastor, teacher, deacon, and elder evident in various seventeenth-century Calvinistic Baptist
The value of the work lies both in its broad sweep and in its detailed treatments, allowing the author to discuss as easily the Seventh Day, Primitive, or Landmark positions on worship, ordinances, and polity as the Arminian and Calvinistic Baptist
theological views on atonement.
James Leo Garrett suggested that the Summary was the "product of the Calvinistic Baptist
tradition" and naturally was rather stringent in its demands of church and clergy.
He advocated protracted revival meetings, missionary giving, and ministerial education while at the same time stressing the traditional Calvinistic Baptist
views of church discipline and doctrinal preaching.
The original lot granted to white Baptists was exchanged by 1795 for a lot on Franklin Square, and the "Calvinistic Baptist
Society" had erected a simple frame building by the end of the year even though there was no formally organized or chartered "church." Friendly ecumenical relations and a burned-down Presbyterian church building resulted in the Presbyterian church worshiping in the Baptist structure for four years and for a time even being served by a Baptist minister, Henry Holcombe.
By 1795, the "Calvinistic Baptist
Society" had a lot on the corner of Bryan and Montgomery Streets, facing Franklin Square.