Author: BILL J LEONARD

Bill J. Leonard holds the James and Marilyn Dunn Chair of Baptist Studies at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity where he was the founding dean. In 2010 he retired as dean but continued to teach church history in the divinity school and the religion department of the university.

Prior to joining the faculty of Wake Forest in 1996, Leonard served as Professor of Church History at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, 1975-1992. While there he was for a time Associate Dean, president of the Faculty Association, editor of the Review and Expositor, and W. W. Brooks Professor of American Religion. From 1992 to 1996 he was Chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama.

Leonard is the author or editor of some 15 books including The Nature of the Church; Word of God Across the Ages: Using Church History in Preaching; God's Last and Only Hope: The Fragmentation of the Southern Baptist Convention; Appalachian Christianity: Profiles in Regional Pluralism; Baptist Ways: A History; and Baptists in America. His most recent books are Baptist Questions, Baptist Answers, and The Baptist Bible (co-editor), both published in 2009. Leonard is also the author of over 400 articles published in a variety of journals, periodicals and books.

Dr. Leonard holds a BA from Texas Wesleyan College (1968), an MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1971), and a PhD from Boston University (1975).

His spouse, Dr. Candyce Crew Leonard, is professor of Humanities at Wake Forest University with specialization in Spanish literature. They have one daughter, Stephanie. The Leonard's are members of First Baptist Church, Highland Avenue, the oldest African American Baptist congregation in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

BAPTIST CONFESSIONS OF FAITH, SECOND REV ED
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BAPTIST CONFESSIONS OF FAITH, SECOND REV ED

Introduction to the Revised Edition by Bill Leonard, editor Table of Contents Originally published in 1959, updated in 1969, and revised again in 2011, Baptist Confessions of Faith contains every important Baptist confession of faith from the for...

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BAPTIST WAYS
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BAPTIST WAYS

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Table of Contents This exhaustive resource traces significant aspects of Baptist history from the 17th through the 20th centuries. It surveys basic beliefs, events, and experiences evident in Baptist communities and provides one of the most compreh...

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BAPTIST WAYS (CASEBOUND)
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BAPTIST WAYS (CASEBOUND)

A History

Table of Contents This exhaustive resource traces significant aspects of Baptist history from the 17th through the 20th centuries. It surveys basic beliefs, events, and experiences evident in Baptist communities and provides one of the most compreh...

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