Booth, Abraham

Booth, Abraham an eminent Baptist minister, born at Blackwell, Derbyshire, 1734. His parents were poor, and he had no early opportunities of education. He became a Baptist when quite young, and in early manhood was received as a preacher among the General (Arminian) Baptists. He afterward imbibed Calvinistic views, and took charge of a congregation of Particular Baptists in London 1769, in which charge he continued till his death in 1806. The most important of his miscellaneous writings are his Reign of Grace and Essay on the Kingdom of Christ, both to be found in his collected works (London, 1813, 3 vols. 8vo). In the Baptist controversy he wrote Paedobaptism Examined (1784):-A Defence of Paedobaptism Examined (1792) :-An Apology for the Baptists, collected into 3 vols. 8vo (1828). Booth is regarded by the Baptists as one of their most able and important writers.

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