1808 PELATIAH CHAPIN. Important Early American Baptist Work on Believer's Immersion.
1808 PELATIAH CHAPIN. Important Early American Baptist Work on Believer's Immersion.
1808 PELATIAH CHAPIN. Important Early American Baptist Work on Believer's Immersion.
1808 PELATIAH CHAPIN. Important Early American Baptist Work on Believer's Immersion.
1808 PELATIAH CHAPIN. Important Early American Baptist Work on Believer's Immersion.

1808 PELATIAH CHAPIN. Important Early American Baptist Work on Believer's Immersion.

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A scarce work by an important early Vermont and New Hampshire Baptist.

Pelatiah Chapin [1746-1837] was an influential divine in both New Hampshire and Vermont. He authored several works against antinomianism by engaging with James Harvey, wrote and compiled a book of Baptist hymns and poems, Evangelic Poetry, and here publishes a rather sturdy defense of Baptist theology and practice. He had been at one time a Congregationalist, but after reading the works of Daniel Merrill, became convinced of believer’s immersion and in the present publicly professes his view. Today he is also remembered as one of the clergy members who formally accused Polly Willey of Witchcraft in 1795.

Chapin, Pelatiah. Solemn Scriptural Reasons for Renouncing Pedo-Baptism; In Letters Addressed to a Friend. Windsor [VT]: Printed by Alden Spooner. 1808. 36pp.

Good condition, a bit toned. Wildly and charmingly untrimmed. Some dog-eared corners, etc., Very scarce. Not a single work by his hand on the market at any price at the time of cataloguing.