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The Dissenters Volume IIIThe Crisis and Conscience of Nonconformity$
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Michael R. Watts

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198229698

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229698.001.0001

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‘The heresies of the Baptist Union’

‘The heresies of the Baptist Union’

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The Dissenters Volume III

Michael R. Watts

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the clash between leaders of the Baptist Union over religious beliefs, specifically those between Charles Haddon Spurgeon and John Clifford. Whereas Spurgeon believed that it was not possible ‘to speak too terribly of the misery of the finally impenitent’, Clifford refused to speculate on ‘the exact duration of future punishment’, and insisted that the topic should be treated as an open question among General Baptists. While Spurgeon refused to tolerate, as members of his church, any who disagreed with him on future punishment, Clifford declined to impose a credal test on his members.

Keywords:   religious dissent, religious beliefs, Baptists, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, John Clifford

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