Christopher Blackwood was known in his day as one of the leading Particular Baptists...From the perspective of theological history, Blackwood’s life merits consideration because of the exemplary nature of his conversion narrative and the substantial content of his large corpus of written works. From the perspective of social and ecclesiastical history, his life justifies notice due to his wide travels amongst Baptists and other nonconformists, his ecumenical relations with other Christians, and his political activity as a Baptist. Alongside these historical reasons, Blackwood’s doctrine also deserves renewed attention because of his exemplary emphasis upon Christ and the cross. Blackwood’s construal of the important Baptist doctrines concerning the conscience, the church, and Calvinist soteriology proceed from his crucicentrism. --Malcolm Yarnell, III
The picture is of the title page of A Treatise Concerning Deniall of Christ (1648) by Blackwood.