Nathan A. Finn

Historian, Theologian, Teacher, Preacher



November 2012



Andrew Fuller and His Friends: Audio Now Available

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Back in September, I participated in a conference at Southern Seminary on “Andrew Fuller and His Friends.” The conference was sponsored by the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies at SBTS. The conference audio is now available at the Fuller Center website.

The following list of lectures is copied from the Fuller Center website. I’ve removed all of the hyperlinks to the audio files with the exception of my own lecture, which was was on Robert Hall Sr. I argued that Hall was a key mentor for Fuller through his personal encouragement, theological advice, and published writings, especially Help to Zion’s Travellers (1781). The latter was Hall’s Edwardsian broadside against hyper-Calvinism that predated Fuller’s far more famous Gospel Worthy of All Acceptation by four years.

I’d highly recommend you head over to the Fuller Center website and listen to all of the lectures. Lord willing, the proceedings of this conference will be published by Pickwick Publishers in a volume to be edited by Michael Haykin.




Andrew Fuller and His Friends

 September 21-22, 2012

 Friday, September 21

8:30am  Plenary Session 1: Nathan Finn “Robert Hall, Sr.: Andrew Fuller’s Mentor” (MP3)

10:00am Plenary Session 2: Grant Gordon “John Ryland, Jr.: Andrew Fuller’s Biographer”

11:30am Plenary Session 3: Peter Morden “Recording a Friendship: Andrew Fuller and his Memoir of Samuel Pearce”

3:00pm–4:20pm Parallel Sessions

  • Dustin Benge “When a Friend Dies:  A Funeral Sermon for Andrew Fuller by Joseph Ivimey”
  • Jason Duesing “Breaking the Strong Attachment to Home and Country:  The Influence of a Friend of Fuller’s Friends on Adoniram Judson”
  • Roger Duke “A Rhetorical Reading of Andrew Fuller’s Sermon, ‘The Nature and Importance of an Intimate Knowledge of Divine Truth’”
  • Chris Holmes “‘Not the Exact Model of an Orator’:  J. W. Morris’s Assessment of Andrew Fuller’s Preaching Ministry”
  • David Pitman “Fuller’s Forgotten Friends:  A Sketch of Andrew Fuller’s Non-ministerial Friends”
  • Dave Schrock “James Haldane and the Particular Efficacy of Global Missions”
  • Jeff Straub “William Button:  Fuller’s Publisher”

8:30pm Plenary Session 4: Kirk Wellum “Caleb Evans, Andrew Fuller, and theological education”

Saturday, September 22

8:30am Plenary Session 5: Peter Beck “Trans-Atlantic friendships: Andrew Fuller and the New Divinity Men”

10:00am Plenary Session 6: Ryan West Promoting Baptist Missions: The Print Ministry of Andrew Fuller and William Ward”

11:30 am Plenary Session 7: Sam Masters “ ‘Holding the ropes’: Andrew Fuller and William Carey”