American Baptist Quarterly is a publication that seeks to inquire in-depth into the nature of who we are as Baptists, especially those traditions that have come together in the member churches that are part of the fellowship of American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.

Each issue contains articles, research and documentation to help the reader understand our heritage, our present resources and our future direction as Baptist Christians.  Upcoming issues include:

Baptists in Connecticut
Baptists on Race: A Legacy Perspective
Baptists and Ecumenical Conversations
Baptists and Methodists on Baptism

The Quarterly is written for the average educated reader – lay or clergy – and includes footnotes and bibliography to suggest further reading. It is financed by reader subscriptions, individual and bulk sales, and contributions from the American Baptist Historical Society and the national boards of American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.

Recent Issues

Fall/Winter 2016 Missions on the Old and New Frontiers
table of contents fall-winter 2016
Summer 2016  Blessed Community
table of contents summer 2016
Spring 2016 An Unexpected Wilderness
Fall-Winter 2015  Baptists and Conscience in Public: Legacy and Future Implications
Summer 2015  A. J. Gordon, American  Baptist Pastor and Evangelical  Leader
Spring 2015  Sam Sharpe and Jamaica at Fifty
Fall/Winter 2014 John Bunyan and the Baptist Academy
Summer 2014 Baptists and American Culture
Spring 2014 West Virginia Baptists
Fall/Winter 2013 A Baptist Miscellany
Summer 2013 Resources for Black History


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What’s inside the American Baptist Quarterly?

Where We Have Been…

Sharing the record of Baptist life and thought in the past
… John Bunyan… Baptists and slavery… American Baptist and Black higher education… Baptist women in ministry… the emergence of fundamentalism among American Baptists… Japanese American internment… women in missionary service both overseas and in the United States… Baptist-Muslim Dialogue…

Where We Are Now…
Discussing current trends and issues in the life of American Baptists

… the quest for Christian unity… the small church… the contribution of Jitsuo Morikawa… the Baptist witness on human rights… contemporary mission in the wake of colonialism…

Where We Are Headed…
Stimulating thought on the future of Baptist Christians

… the partnership of men and women in the ministry of the church… the future of American Baptist Christian higher education… patterns of faith in a denominational family with diverse roots… Native American theology…

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