Stewart G. Cole, T. T. Shields, and the History of Fundamentalism

By Taylor Murray

Historians have debated definitions of the term “fundamentalism” practically since it was popularized in the early 1920s. Continue reading

Who is “the Unknown Baptist Minister”?

By Taylor Murray

Recently, Gordon L. Heath, Dallas Friesen, and I wrote Baptists in Canada: Their History and Polity,1 which we dedicated to “the Unknown Baptist Minister.” The inspiration for this dedication came from a bronze sculpture that adorns the wall of McMaster Divinity College on the stairway leading to the chapel.

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“Atlantic Baptists and Their World”: A Festschrift in Honour of Dr. Robert S. Wilson

By Taylor Murray

On 26 August 2020, Gordon L. Heath and I announced the publication of a Festschrift in honour of Dr. Robert S. Wilson (“Dr. Bob”), Professor at Atlantic Baptist College (now Crandall University) from 1971–1991 and at Acadia Divinity College from 1991–2017.1 Continue reading

“Cooks, nurses, chauffeurs and errand boys”: Snapshots of the Spanish Influenza among Western Baptists

By Gordon L. Heath

Like Canadian Baptists in Central and Eastern Canada, churches of the Baptist Union of Western Canada (BUWC) faced severe hardships due to the “Spanish Influenza” sweeping across Canada and the globe.

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The United Baptist Convention of the Maritime Provinces and the “Spanish Influenza,” 1918–1920

By Taylor Murray

Various historians have drawn similarities between the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and earlier events in world history. Continue reading