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Andrew Fuller (1754 – 1815)

A Bibliographic Guide on the Baptist Pastor, Theologian, and Promoter of Missions Work

A Short History of Fuller’s Works

Fuller’s writings exist in three states: those published during his lifetime, those issued posthumously, and those still in manuscript (these are mostly letters, sermons and a diary). Up until now, scholars and general readers have had to rely generally on a nineteenth-century American edition that has been reprinted by Sprinkle Publications: The Complete Works of the Rev. Andrew Fuller (1845 ed.; repr. Harrisonburg, Virginia: 1988; 3 vols.). The inadequacies of this edition include its incompleteness, the small font size of the text, and the lack of both critical annotation and adequate indices. A much better text to have reprinted would have been The Complete Works of the Rev. Andrew Fuller (London: William Ball, 1837), which was published in 5 volumes and is much easier to read. However, it too suffers from not being the complete works of Fuller and likewise lacks both critical annotation and adequate indices.

Finally, there is a very rare 8-volume edition published as The Works of the Rev. Andrew Fuller (London: B.J. Holdsworth, 1825), in which his close friend and biographer John Ryland, Jr. played a role. After Fuller’s death, there also appeared two volumes of additional writings, neither of which is readily available today: J.W. Morris, Miscellaneous Pieces on Various Religious Subjects, being the last remains of the Rev. Andrew Fuller (London, 1826) and Joseph Belcher, ed., The Last Remains of the Re. Andrew Fuller (Philadelphia, 1856). The editor of this latter piece also brought out a selection of Fuller’s writings entitled The Atonement of Christ, and the Justification of the Sinner (New York: American Tract Society, n.d.).

— Michael A. G. Haykin, "The Works of Andrew Fuller Project," The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, http://www.andrewfullercenter.org/books-papers/the-works-of-andrew-fuller-project/

Books on Andrew Fuller

Journal Articles

Beck, Peter. “The Gospel According to Jonathan Edwards: Andrew Fuller’s Appropriation of Edwards’ Justification by Faith Alone.” Eusebeia, no. 4 (Spring 2005): 31–59.

Brewster, Paul. “The Theological Method of Andrew Fuller.” Eusebeia, no. 6 (Spring 2006): 31–59.

———. " 'The Utterance of a Full Heart': The Pastoral Wisdom of Andrew Fuller." Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 17, no. 1 (Spring 2013): 16-26.

Champion, L G. “Evangelical Calvinism and the Structures of Baptist Church Life.” Baptist Quarterly 28, no. 5 (January 1, 1980): 196–208.

Chun, Chris. “A Mainspring of Missionary Thought: Andrew Fuller on ‘Natural and Moral Inability’.” American Baptist Quarterly 25, no. 4 (December 1, 2006): 335–355.

———. “‘Sense of the Heart’: Jonathan Edwards’ Legacy in the Writings of Andrew Fuller.” Eusebeia, no. 9 (Spring 2008): 117–34.

Clipsham, Ernest F. “Andrew Fuller and Fullerism: A Study in Evangelical Calvinism.” Baptist Quarterly 20, no. 3 (July 1, 1963): 99–114.

———. “Andrew Fuller and Fullerism: A Study in Evangelical Calvinism.” Baptist Quarterly 20, no. 4 (October 1, 1963): 146–154.

———. “Andrew Fuller and Fullerism: A Study in Evangelical Calvinism.” Baptist Quarterly 20, no. 5 (January 1, 1964): 214–225.

———. “Andrew Fuller and Fullerism: A Study in Evangelical Calvinism.” Baptist Quarterly 20, no. 6 (April 1, 1964): 268–276.

———. “Andrew Fuller and the Baptist Mission.” Foundations 10, no. 1 (January 1, 1967): 4–18.

Ella, George M. "The Evangelical Liberalism of Andrew Fuller." Unpublished article. Online: http://evangelica.de/articles/doctrine/the-evangelical-liberalism-of-andrew-fuller/

———. "Why I Am Not a Follower of Andrew Fuller." Unpublished article. Online: http://evangelica.de/articles/doctrine/why-i-am-not-a-follower-of-andrew-fuller/

Everts, W. W. "Andrew Fuller." The Review and Expositor 17 (1920): 408-430.

Finn, Nathan A. "The Renaissance in Andrew Fuller Studies: A Bibliographic Essay." Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 17, no. 2 (Summer 2013): 44-61.

Grant, Keith S. "Plain, Evangelical, and Affectionate: The Preaching of Andrew Fuller (1754-1815)." CRUX 48.1 (2012): 12-22.

Haykin, Michael A. G. “Andrew Fuller and 'The Promise of the Spirit.' ” Banner of Truth 278 (November 1986): 1-8.

———. “'A Great Thirst for Reading’: Andrew Fuller the Theological Reader.” Eusebeia, no. 9 (Spring 2008): 5–25

———. “A Socinian and Calvinist Compared : Joseph Priestley and Andrew Fuller on the Propriety of Prayer to Christ.” Nederlands Archief Voor Kerkgeschiedenis 73, no. 2 (January 1, 1993): 178–98.

———. “Baptists Reflecting on Adam & Eve in the ‘Long’ Eighteenth Century.” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 15, no. 1 (March 1, 2011): 92–99.

———. “‘Hazarding All for God at a Clap’ : The Spirituality of Baptism Among British Calvinistic Baptists.” Baptist Quarterly 38, no. 4 (October 1, 1999): 185–95.

———. “‘He Went About Doing Good’: Eighteenth-Century Particular Baptists on the Necessity of Good Works.” American Theological Inquiry 3, no. 1 (January 15, 2010): 55–65.

———. “‘Resisting Evil’: Civil Retaliation, Non-Resistance, and the Interpretation of Matthew 5:39a Among Eighteenth-Century Calvinistic Baptists.” Baptist Quarterly 36, no. 5 (January 1, 1996): 212–27.

———. “The Baptist Identity: A View from the Eighteenth Century.” Evangelical Quarterly 62, no. 2 (April-June, 1995): 137-152.

———. “The Early Life of Andrew Fuller.” Reformation Today 148 (Nov-Dec, 1995): 7-10.

———. “‘The Oracles of God’: Andrew Fuller and the Scriptures.” Churchman 103, no. 1 (January 1, 1989): 60–76.

———. "'To Devote Ourselves to the Blessed Trinity': Andrew Fuller and the Defense of 'Trinitarian Communities.'" Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 17, no. 2 (Summer 2013): 4-19.

Haste, Matthew. "Marriage and Family in the Life of Andrew Fuller." Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 17, no. 1 (Spring 2013): 28-34.

Howson, Barry. “Andrew Fuller’s Reading of John Gill.” Eusebeia, no. 9 (Spring 2008): 71–95.

Jue, Jeffrey K. “Andrew Fuller: Heir of the Reformation.” Eusebeia, no. 9 (Spring 2008): 27–52.

Kirkby, Arthur H. “Andrew Fuller: Evangelical Calvinist.” Baptist Quarterly 15, no. 5 (January 1, 1954): 195–202.

Lovegrove, Deryck W. "Particular Baptist Itinerant Preachers during the 18th and 19th Centuries." Baptist Quarterly 28 (1979): 127-141.

Morden, Peter J. “Andrew Fuller and the Baptist Missionary Society.” Baptist Quarterly 41, no. 3 (July 1, 2005): 134–157.

———. "'So valuable a life': A Biographical Sketch of Andrew Fuller (1754-1815)." Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 17, no. 1 (Spring 2013): 4-14.

Nettles, Thomas J. “The Influence of Jonathan Edwards on Andrew Fuller.” Eusebeia, no. 9 (Spring 2008): 97–116.

———. "The Passion and Doctrine of Andrew Fuller in The Gospel Worthy of All Acceptation." Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 17, no. 2 (Summer 2013): 20-42.

———. “Why Andrew Fuller?” Reformation Today 82 (n.d.): 3–5.

Nuttall, Geoffrey F. “The State of Religion in Northamptonshire (1793) by Andrew Fuller.” Baptist Quarterly 29, no. 4 (October 1, 1981): 177–179.

Payne, Ernest Alexander. “Andrew Fuller as Letter Writer.” Baptist Quarterly 15, no. 7 (July 1, 1954): 290–296.

Pittsley, Jeremy. “Christ’s Absolute Determination to Save: Andrew Fuller and Particular Redemption.” Eusebeia, no. 9 (Spring 2008): 135–66.

Priest, Gerald L. “Andrew Fuller’s Response to the ‘Modern Question’--a Reappraisal of the Gospel Worthy of All Acceptance.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 6 (September 1, 2001): 45–73.

Sell, Alan P. F. "Andrew Fuller and the Socinians." Enlightenment and Dissent 19 (2000): 91-115. 

Trueman, Carl R. “John Owen and Andrew Fuller.” Eusebeia, no. 9 (Spring 2008): 53–69.

Wheeler, Jeremy. “Andrew Fuller’s Ordination Sermons.” Eusebeia, no. 9 (Spring 2008): 167–82.

Yeager, Jonathan. “The Letters of John Erskine to the Rylands.” Eusebeia, no. 9 (Spring 2008): 183–95.

Young, Doyle L. “Andrew Fuller and the Modern Mission Movement.” Baptist History and Heritage 17, no. 4 (October 1, 1982): 17–27.

Chapters in Books

Anonymous. "Andrew Fuller: A Story of Religious Life Sixt Years Ago." In Men Who Were Earnest: The Springs of Their Action and Influence, 285-301. London: Gall & Inglis, n.d.

Haykin, Michael A. G. “‘A Dull Flint’: Andrew Fuller and Theological Reformation.” In Ardent Love for Jesus: Learning from the Eighteenth-century Baptist Revival, 75–91. Bridgend, Wales: Bryntirion Press, 2013.

———. “Particular Redemption in the Writings of Andrew Fuller (1754-1815).” In The Gospel in the World, edited by David Bebbington, 129–164. Studies in Baptist History and Thought 1. Carlisle, Cumbria, U.K./Waynesboro, GA: Paternoster Press, 2002.

Nettles, Tom J. "Andrew Fuller (1754-1815)." In The British Particular Baptists 1638-1910vol. 2, edited by Michael A. G. Haykin, 97-141. Springfield, MO, 2000.

Roberts, Phil. “Andrew Fuller.” In Baptist Theologians, edited by Timothy George and David S. Dockery, 121–139. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1990.

Sell, Alan P. F. “‘The Gospel Its Own Witness’: Deism, Thomas Paine, and Andrew Fuller.” In You Will Be My Witnesses”: A Festschrift in Honor of the Reverend Dr. Allison A. Trites on the Occasion of His Retirement, edited by R. Glenn Wooden, Timothy R. Ashley, and Robert S. Wilson, 188–229. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2003.

Watson, T. E. “Andrew Fuller’s Conflict with Hypercalvinism.” In Puritan Papers: 1956-1959, 1:271–282. Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R Publishing, 2000.

Dissertations/Theses

Ascol, Thomas Kennedy. “The Doctrine of Grace: A Critical Analysis of Federalism in the Theologies of John Gill and Andrew Fuller.” Ph.D. diss., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1989.

Duncan, Pope Alexander. “Influence of Andrew Fuller on Calvinism.” Th.D. diss., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1917.

Eddins, John W., Jr. "Andrew Fuller's Theology of Grace." Th.D. diss., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1957.

Keown, Harlice E. “The Preaching of Andrew Fuller.” Th.M. thesis, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1957.

Morden, Peter J. "Andrew Fuller (1754-1815) and the Revical of the Eighteenth-Century Particular Baptist Life." M.Phil. thesis, Spurgeon's College, University of Wales, 2000.

Oliver, Robert W. "The Emergence of a Strict and Particular Baptist Community among the English Calvinistic Baptists, 1770-1850." D.Phil. thesis, London Bible College, 1986.

Robinson, O. C. "The Particular Baptists in England: 1760-1820." D.Phil. diss., Regent's College, Oxford, 1986.

South, Thomas Jacob. "The Response of Andrew Fuller to the Sandemanian View of Saving Faith." Th.D. diss., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, 1993.

Young, Doyle. "The Place of Andrew Fuller in the Developing Modern Missions Movement." Ph.D. diss., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1981.

Blog Posts

Finn, Nathan. “Andrew Fuller Defended the Biblical Gospel.” Desiring God, May 7, 2013. http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/andrew-fuller-defended-the-biblical-gospel.

John Piper, I Will Go Down if You Will Hold the RopeDesiring God, 2012. [eBook]