Baptists played a formative role in the fundamentalist/modernist controversy, but their contributions have never been studied in-depth until now. One in Hope and Doctrine offers a long-overdue narrative history, seen through the eyes of two leading characters, Oliver van Osdel and Robert Ketcham.
The authors discuss the formation of the General Association of Regular Baptists, Conservative Baptists, the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship, the World Baptist Fellowship, the Bible Baptist Fellowship, the Sword of the Lord, and the movement that became known as Independent Fundamental Baptists.
Carefully developed after years of research, personal interviews, and primary sources, the book will be valuable to scholars, pastors, and ordinary church members.
Kevin Bauder (DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is research professor of systematic theology at Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Minneapolis, where he served as president from 2003 to 2011. Prior to joining the faculty as associate professor in 1998, he served in various pastoral roles for 18 years. His current position affords him the opportunity to further pursue his interests in ecclesiological issues, Baptist history and polity, and the study of American fundamentalism and evangelicalism.
Robert Delnay (ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary) was the founding dean of Faith Baptist Theological Seminary. He taught Bible, theology, and church history in several theological schools for over five decades. He passed away in 2020.