Orthodox, Puritan, Baptist: Hercules Collins (1647-1702) and Particular Baptist Identity in Early Modern England (Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2015).
The life and writings of Hercules Collins provide a window into understanding how seventeenth-century Baptists viewed themselves in relationship to historic Christianity and Puritan orthodoxy: Collins was not only a respected member of the Particular Baptist community, but was also a faithful representative of that community. This examination of Collins’ commitment to historic Christianity and Protestant orthodoxy serves as an opportunity to understand better the doctrinal commitments of seventeenth-century English Particular Baptists.
Co-edited with Michael A. G. Haykin, An Orthodox Catechism (Reformed Baptist Academic Press, 2014).
In 1680, London Baptist pastor Hercules Collins published a revised edition of the Heidelberg Catechism (1563) for his congregation’s use. Michael Haykin and I have republished a modernized version this Baptist edition of this historic catechism of the Protestant Reformation. It includes a historical introduction by me and Dr. Haykin.
I was interviewed about this book by the guys with the Confessing Baptist podcast.
Co-edited with Ian Hugh Clary, The Pure Flame of Devotion: The History of Christian Spirituality, Essays in Honour of Michael A.G. Haykin (Joshua Press, 2013).
This work is a collection of essays by various scholars in honor of Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin. It was presented to Dr. Haykin for his 60th birthday. The essays cover the spectrum of church history offering explorations of Christian piety of each chapter’s subject. The Confessing Baptist podcast did an interview with Ian and me.
A kind review of the book by Mark Nenadov.
Co-edited with Michael A. G. Haykin, “Devoted to the Service of the Temple”: Piety, Persecution, and Ministry in the Writings of Hercules Collins (Reformation Heritage Books, 2007).
This small book is the product of my research into the primary sources authored by Hercules Collins. It includes a biographical essay by Michael A.G. Haykin and short selections from Collins’ published works, edited and annotated by me.
“‘Three Persons Yet But One’: The Trinitarian Theology of Hercules Collins” Puritan Reformed Journal 9, 2 (July 2017), 211-225.
“Silas Mercer Noel (1783–1839),” A Noble Company: Biographical Essays on Notable Particular-Regular Baptists in America, vol. 8, ed. Terry Wolever (Particular Baptist Press, 2016), 219-241.
“C.H. Spurgeon: A Fullerite?” The Journal of Baptist Studies 8 (2016), 99-117. (Online)
“The Theological Kinship of Andrew Fuller and Charles Spurgeon,” Reformation Today 267 (September-October 2015), 16-20.
“Christ Spiritually Present and Believers Spiritually Nourished: The Lord’s Supper in Seventeenth-Century English Particular Baptist Life,” Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies 2 (2015).
“Baptists as Puritans: How Seventeenth-Century London Particular Baptists Viewed Themselves,” Kettering: A Newsletter for the Andrew Fuller Center of Baptist Studies 2 (November 2014): 17-24. (PDF)
“The Puritan Argument for the Immersion of Believers: How Seventeenth-Century Baptists Utilized the Regulative Principle of Worship,” Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology, ed. Richard C. Barcellos (Reformed Baptist Academic Press, 2014), 109-125.
“Ambrose Dudley (c. 1752–1825),” A Noble Company: Biographical Essays on Notable Particular-Regular Baptists in America, vol. 5, ed. Terry Wolever (Particular Baptist Press, 2014), 123-154.
“‘Patiently to Suffer for Christ’s Sake’: Hercules Collins as an Exemplar of Baptists During the Great Persecution (1660–1688),” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 18.1 (Spring 2014). (PDF)
Co-authored with Michael A. G. Haykin, “To ‘concenter with the most orthodox divines’: Hercules Collins and his An Orthodox Catechism—a slice of the reception history of the Heidelberg Catechism,” Power of Faith – 450 Years of the Heidelberg Catechism (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013) edited by Karla Apperloo-Boersma and Herman J. Selderhuis.
“Ambrose Dudley (c. 1752-1825),” The Spencer Journal 4 (September 2012). A Publication of the J. H. Spencer Historical Society. (HTML)
“‘The Plain Testimony of Scripture’: How the Early English Baptists Employed the Regulative Principle to Argue for Believer’s Baptism,” The Gospel Witness (January 2012), 13-15. (PDF)
“The Redemption of the Body: A Meditation on Romans 8:18-25,” The Gospel Witness (August 2011), 7-9. (PDF)
“‘Faithful to the Last’: Hercules Collins and Enduring Persecution,” Grace Magazine (June 2011), 12-13. (PDF)
“Burr, Esther Edwards,” in A Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia, ed. Harry S. Stoutt, Kenneth P. Minkema, and Adriaan Neele (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Company, forthcoming).
“Mercer, Jesse,” in Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States, ed. George Thomas Kurian and Mark A. Lamport (Lanhan, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, forthcoming).
“Rice, Luther,” in Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States, ed. George Thomas Kurian and Mark A. Lamport (Lanhan, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, forthcoming).
“Robertson, Archibald Thomas,” in Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States, ed. George Thomas Kurian and Mark A. Lamport (Lanhan, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, forthcoming).
“Stearns, Shubal,” in Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States, ed. George Thomas Kurian and Mark A. Lamport (Lanhan, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, forthcoming).
“Religious Liberty,” in Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States, ed. George Thomas Kurian and Mark A. Lamport (Lanhan, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, forthcoming).
Review of Looking unto Jesus: The Christ-Centered Piety of Seventeenth-Century Baptists by J. Stephen Yuille, Southeastern Theological Review 5.2 (Winter 2014), 248-249. (PDF)
Review of The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace: More Than a Memory by Richard C. Barcellos, The Confessional Presbyterian 10 (2014).
Review of Living By Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon by Tom Nettles, “Books at a Glance.” (HTML)
Review of An Unpredictable Gospel: American Evangelicals and World Christianity, 1812-1920 by Jay Riley Case, The Southern Baptist Journal of Missions and Evangelism 1.1 (2012).
Review of The Lord’s Supper edited by Thomas Schreiner and Matthew Crawford (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2011), Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 15:1 (Spring 2010), 123-124. (PDF)
Review of A Piety Above the Common Standard: Jesse Mercer and Evangelisitic Calvinism by Anthony L. Chute (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2005), The Journal of Baptist Studies 2 (2008). (PDF)