James Leo Garrett Jr., has been called ""the last of the gentlemen theologians"" and ""the dean of Southern Baptist theologians."" In The Collected Writings of James Leo Garrett Jr., 1950-2015, the reader will find a truly dazzling collection of works that clearly evince the meticulous scholarship, the even-handed treatment, the biblical fidelity, the wide historical breadth, and the honest sincerity that have made the work and person of James Leo Garrett Jr., so esteemed and revered among so many. The first two volumes of the series explore Dr. Garrett's writings on the experience, history, and lives of Baptist Christians, and this inaugural volume specifically considers Baptists, Baptist views of the Bible, and Anabaptists. Spanning sixty-five years and touching on topics from Baptist history, theology, ecclesiology, church history and biography, religious liberty, Roman Catholicism, and the Christian life, The Collected Writings of James Leo Garret Jr., 1950-2015 will inform and inspire readers regardless of their religious or denominational affiliations. ""James Leo Garrett is a Southern Baptist statesman-theologian in a denomination that has often needed more of each. He has consistently modeled a synthesis of sturdy Baptist conviction and warm-hearted evangelicalism that continues to influence those committed to both the Baptist tradition and the evangelical project. Over the years, Garrett's many books have deeply influenced thousands of pastors and missionaries, yet his dozens of shorter essays and contributed chapters have heretofore been accessible mostly to his fellow scholars. For that reason, Wyman Richardson has performed a great service to all of us by making Garrett's collected writings more widely available. These volumes are essential reading for everyone interested in Southern Baptist history, identity, and theology, as well as the place of the Baptist branch on the wider family tree of orthodox Christianity."" --Nathan A. Finn, Provost and Dean of the University Faculty at North Greenville University"" James Leo Garrett Jr. is Distinguished Professor of Theology, Emeritus, at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of a major two-volume work, Systematic Theology: Biblical, Historical, and Evangelical (Wipf & Stock, 2014), the monumental Baptist Theology: A Four-Century Study (2009), and numerous other books and articles. He currently lives in Nacogdoches, Texas.