As we continue to review the content of our latest release = God's Glory in Baptist History: A Memorial Volume for Terry Wolever = today we're looking at the essay on Samuel Miles (ca.1740-1805) entitled, "The Portrait of a Courageous Entrepreneur in an Era of Ambiguity and Peril," by Robert Edward Johnson.
An excerpt: "It was as a committed lay leader in public affairs that Samuel Miles made a significant and lasting impact on late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Baptist and American life. He accomplished this through the ways he employed the components of his heritage, faith commitments, and personal character to creatively meet and advantageously engage the challenges and opportunities of his era. In this way his life models the impact an entrepreneurial spirit energized by a strong faith commitment can have toward establishing the foundations upon which a society’s institutions might be built . . . . In this Miles’ legacy offers inspiration for contemporary Baptists and other persons who confront monumental challenges posed by their own historical contexts."
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