British Baptist Historians 1: B. R. White

Born 1934. Died 12th November 2016.

DPhil (1961) Oxford

1963-72 Tutor in Ecclesiastical History, Regent’s Park College, Oxford
1972-89 Principal, Regent’s Park College, Oxford
1989-99 Senior Research Fellow in Ecclesiastical History, Regent’s Park College, Oxford

1973 elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
1981-93 President, Baptist Historical Society


‘A Puritan Work by Robert Browne’, Baptist Quarterly 18 (1959)

‘Thomas Crosby, Baptist Historian’, Baptist Quarterly 21 (1965) and (1966)

‘The Organization of the Particular Baptists 1644-1646’, Journal of Ecclesiastical History 17 (1966)

‘Baptist Beginnings and the Kiffin Manuscript’, Baptist History and Heritage 1 (1967)

‘William Kiffin – Baptist Pioneer and Citizen of London’, Baptist History and Heritage 2 (1967)

‘John Gill in London, 17191729: A Biographical Fragment’, Baptist Quarterly 22 (1967)

‘The Doctrine of the Church in the Particular Baptist Confession of 1644’, Journal of Theological Studies 19 (1968)

‘The Baptists of Reading 1652-1715’, Baptist Quarterly 22 (1968)

‘Why Bother with History?’, Baptist History and Heritage 4 (1969)

‘William Erbery (1604-1654) and the Baptists’, Baptist Quarterly 23 (1969)

‘Isaac Backus and Baptist History’, Baptist History and Heritage 5 (1970)

‘How Did William Kiffin Join the Baptists?’ Baptist Quarterly 23 (1970)

‘Daniel Roberts of Reaading and the Quakers’, Baptist Quarterly 23 (1970)

(ed.) Association Records of the Particular Baptists of England, Wales and Ireland to 1660. 3 parts (Baptist Historical Society, 1971-1974)

The English Separatist Tradition: From the Marian Martyrs to the Pilgrim Fathers (Oxford, 1971)

‘Samuel Eaton (d.1639): Particular Baptist Pioneer’, Baptist Quarterly 24.1 (January 1971), pp.10-21

‘Thomas Collier and Gangraena Edwards’ Baptist Quarterly 24 (1971)

‘Two Early Propagandists for Believers’ Baptism’, Baptist Quarterly 24 (1971)

‘Open and Closed Membership Among English and Welsh Baptists’, Baptist Quarterly 24.7 (July 1972), 330-34.

‘Baptists in Barnstaple, Devon 1650-1652’, Baptist Quarterly 24 (1972)

‘The English Baptists and the Great Rebellion’. Baptist History and Heritage 8 (1973)

‘John Pendarves, the Calvinistic Baptists, and the Fifth Monarchy’, Baptist Quarterly 25.6 (April 1974), pp.251-272.

‘Baptist Beginnings in Watford’, Baptist Quarterly 26 (1976)

Authority: A Baptist View (Baptist Union, 1976)

‘Early Baptist Letters (I)’ Baptist Quarterly 27 (1977)

‘Henry Jessey in the Great Rebellion’ in R. Buick Knox (ed.), Reformation, Conformity and Dissent: Essays in Honour of Geoffrey Nuttall (Epworth, 1976)

The English Baptists of the Seventeenth Century (Baptist Historical Society, 1983, Rev. and Exp. 1994)

‘The English Separatists and John Smyth Revisited’, Baptist Quarterly 30 (October 1984), pp.344-347.

‘The Practice of Association’ in D. Slater (ed.), Perspectives on Baptist Identity (Mainstream, 1987)

‘The London Calvinistic Baptist Leadership 1644-1660’ in J. H. Y. Briggs (ed.), Faith, Heritage and Witness (supplement to Baptist Quarterly 32, 1987)

‘The Fellowship of Believers: Bunyan and Puritanism’ in N. H. Keeble (ed.), John Bunyan, Conventicle and Parassus (Oxford, 1988)

‘Early Baptist Arguments for Religious Freedom’, Baptist History and Heritage 14 (1989)

‘Anabaptist Studies: A Review Article’, Baptist Quarterly 34 (1990)

‘Origins and Convictions of the First Calvinistic Baptists’, Baptist History and Heritage 15 (1990)

‘John Bunyan and the Context of Persecution 1660-1688’ in Anne Laurence et al (eds.), John Bunyan and his Englan 1628-1688 (Hambledon Continuum, 1990)

‘The Twilight of Puritanism in the Years before and after 1688’ in Ole Peter Grell et al (eds.), From Persecution to Toleration: The Glorious Revolution and Religion in England (Oxford, 1991)

‘Death and the Life Thereafter in the Thinking of William Tyndale’ in John E. Colwell (ed.), Called to One Hope: Perspectives on the Life to Come. A Selection of the Drew Lectures on Immortality delivered at Spurgeon’s College (Paternoster, 2000)