While several historians can be found who argue the presence of Anabaptist influence on the rise of the General Baptists, very few have ventured to argue that Anabaptists influenced the rise of the later Particular Baptists
Like the Particular Baptists
, they are examined here as examples of innovative freedom given to women preaching in several denominations that was in the second and third generation rescinded.
Stephen had sailed with a number of other Particular Baptists
, including two of his sisters and their husbands, on the Harpley.
Casting off their status as a persecuted minority, Particular Baptists
struggled now to rise into recognition and power; and as they did so, with Clarke, Holmes, and Crandall among them, "their historic concern for religious toleration was somewhat relativized.
Her conjunction of these themes, he contends, stems not from her often-supposed link with the Quakers but from her association with the Particular Baptists
and the Fifth Monarchy movement.
The events of 1678 to 1681 were not lost upon the Particular Baptists
Bell devotes several chapters each to how General Baptists and Particular Baptists
evaluated active revolution against the monarch and the state church as the best way to call for King Jesus.
After these brushes with the law, Ward decided to train for full-time Christian ministry among the Particular Baptists
Historically, Baptists were either General Baptists (believing Christ's atonement was not only for the elect, but was general) or Particular Baptists
(believing atonement to be individual).
According to William Lumpkin, these events prompted the Particular Baptists
of London to use the WCF to write a confession of their own to show "our hearty agreement with them (Presbyterians and Congregationalists] in that wholesome Protestant doctrine, which, with so clear evidence of Scriptures they have asserted.
39) Far from being revolutionary, these English Baptists--called Particular Baptists
, after their adherence to the Calvinist doctrine of "particular redemption"--articulated their faith within the paradigms established by the mainstream Reformed tradition.
As a result, Howson can acquit Knollys of "Anabaptism" without fully coming to grips with the relationship of English Particular Baptists
to continental Anabaptism.