A Great Baptist Historian & Preacher
During his ministry he began to compile extensive material relating to the history of Baptists through the centuries. After he retired from his pastorate he spent the rest of his life writing and publishing the material he had compiled. He published “History of the Baptists,” in 1813;”Abridgement of Robinson’s History of Baptism,” in 1817; “Abridgement of History of the Baptists,” in 1820; “History of All Religions,” in 1824;”History of the Baptists continued,” in 1848; and “Fifty years Among the Baptists,” in 1860. He then wrote “History of the Donatists” which he completed at age 94 and was printed shortly after his death.
It is especially interesting that the 95 years of Benedict’s life has been so little spoken of, while he wrote so much about the lives of other Baptists. But is that not the mark of godliness? His was a life of humility and exalting the work of the Saviour in others’ lives.
Written by Doug Hammett