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J. R. BAUMES, D. D., EDITOR.
CINCINNATI: PUBLISHED BY J. R. BAUMES. 1883.
Prof. Howara Osgood, D. D., 88
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ASTOR, LENOX AND TALDE FOCIATIONS. 1900.
BAPTIST QUARTERLY Review.
THE TRUE STORY OF JOHN SMYTH, THE
BY PROFESSOR J. C. LONG, D. D.
THIS little book of Dr. Dexter's has been some time before the public, but only recently came into our hands. It was called forth by certain criticisms made by Baptists on his "Congregationalism of the Last Three Hundred Years," It might form an appropriate appendix to that work, or the matter of it might be used in a preface to it. But whether it shall continue in its present shape, or hereafter take some other, it is a very creditable and noteworthy little affair. We seldom see work of the kind more laboriously done. There are Baptists who will not agree with him in his conclusions; and there are other Baptists who have reached substantially the same conclusions before him; but no intelligent Baptist, to whichever of these classes he may belong, will withhold from him the praise due to diligent historical investigation.
Dr. Dexter discusses three questions. The first has ref erence to John Smyth; the second is, whether "Dipping was a new mode of baptism in England, in or about 1641;" the third inquires into the genuineness of certain "Ancient
*The true story of John Smyth, the Se-Baptist, as told by himself and his contemporaries, etc. By Henry Martyn Dexter. Boston: Lee & Shepard. 1881.
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