High Orthodoxy (1640-1725)

The Baptist Catechism - Benjamin Keach

The Baptist Catechism (1693)

A brief description of the Baptist Catechism (1693), a later catechism in the Protestant Reformation: In 1693, William Collins and Benjamin Keach sought to show their agreement with and difference from other Calvinist Christians by producing a Particular Baptist catechism.[1] [1] William Collins and Benjamin Keach, “The Baptist Catechism (1693),” in 1600-1693, vol. 4 of Reformed Confessions of the 16th and 17th Centuries in English Translation, ed. James T. Dennison,… Read More »The Baptist Catechism (1693)

The London Baptist Confession 1677

The London Baptist Confession (1677)

A brief description of The London Baptist Confession (1677), a later confession in the Protestant Reformation: In 1677, Particular Baptists sought to join the various Calvinist dissenters who were opposed to the Anglican state church’s pressure on their congregations. In response, they slightly critiqued “The Westminster Confession of Faith” to reflect their Baptist distinctives. William Collins and Nehemiah Cox were the editors.[1] [1] James T. Dennison, Jr., ed., introduction to… Read More »The London Baptist Confession (1677)

John Owen - The Savoy Declaration

The Savoy Declaration (1658)

A brief description of The Savoy Declaration, a later confession in the Protestant Reformation: In 1658, several Puritans gathered to draft a confession that affirmed their independent view of church government. British Parliament had not approved “The Westminster Confession” in its entirety, and the group as a result opted to write a new confession that Parliament would find favorable. They only met for 12 days, probably because their document gleaned… Read More »The Savoy Declaration (1658)

Westminster Confession

The Westminster Confession (1646), Larger and Shorter Catechisms (1647)

A brief discussion of The Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, important later works in the Protestant Reformation: In 1646 and 1647, maybe the most important and most influential Reformed confessions and catechisms ever were written, “The Westminster Confession” and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. They were composed to reform the Church of England to be more Calvinistic and to unite the church in Scotland, Ireland,… Read More »The Westminster Confession (1646), Larger and Shorter Catechisms (1647)

The Colloquy of Thorn

The Colloquy of Thorn (1645)

A brief description of The Colloquy of Thorn, an attempt at uniting Roman Catholics and Protestants during the Protestant Reformation: In 1645, King Vladislaus IV, Vasa of Poland, sought to unite all Christians, both Protestant and Roman Catholic. Representatives from the Roman Catholics, The Bohemian and Reformed, the Lutherans, and Dutch Arminians all gathered in the town of Thorn, in Germany. Each group was supposed to read their own concise… Read More »The Colloquy of Thorn (1645)

The London Baptist Confession Author - 1644

The London Baptist Confession (1644)

A brief description of The London Baptist Confession, the first confession of faith of the Particular Baptists in the Protestant Reformation: In 1644, William Kiffin left the church of England and established a Particular Baptist church in London. Their first confession, written in 1643, was published in 1644.[1] [1] James T. Dennison, Jr., ed., introduction to “The London Baptist Confession (1644),” in 1600-1693, vol. 4 of Reformed Confessions of the… Read More »The London Baptist Confession (1644)