Stray Recollections, Short Articles and Public Orations of James P. Boyce
A collection of writings and documents by the early Southern Baptist theologian and seminary professor, James P. Boyce. Includes a facsimile of “Three Changes for Theological Institutions.”
By Tom Nettles
©2009 by Founders Press
185 pages (soft cover)
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When the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was founded in 1859, the single most influential person behind its establishment was James Petigru Boyce, the privileged first-born son of the second wife of a wealthy South Carolina entrepreneur, Ker Boyce. When the Seminary’s young life was threatened with extermination by the Civil War and the economic terrors that followed, many heroes emerged for reviving it, but, again, the one on whom it most singularly depended was Boyce.
This book comes as an effort to increase knowledge and understanding about the developing talents of Boyce and his persevering pursuit of theological education for Baptists of the South. To accomplish that, it includes some documents never before published as well as some that have been published in full and others in part.
From the Author’s Preface
About the Author
Tom Nettles is a graduate of Mississippi College (BA) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv and PhD). He is widely regarded as one of the foremost Baptist historical theologians in America. He previously taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, where he was Professor of Church History and Chair of the Department of Church History. Since 1997 he has served as Professor of Historical Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.