Luther Rice is the 7th essay in A Noble Company, Volume 8.

21st Dec 2016

This essay focuses on the key period of Rice’s life, 1813-1820. During these years, he sounded the trumpet call of missions and Baptists responded. It gives a brief sketch of his life, emphasizing his promotion of mission support. Concern for missions united Baptists in the nineteenth century. The career of Luther Rice spans the growth of the Baptist denomination in the United States and the development of many of its institutions and ministries. Looking to our roots is salutary, and our Baptist roots are quite instructive. --John Mark Terry