Title: History of the Baptist Young People's Union of America
Author: John Wesley Conley, D. D.
Description: Published June 1913. Ex-church library. Original brown cloth spine with gilt lettering and tan papered boards. Corners worn; light wear to head and foot of spine and board edges. Previous owner's name and address on ffep. Church library pocket and slip remnant at terminus; no other library indicators. Five plates with portraits of various executive leaders of the BYPUA (including the author) plus frontispiece portrait of the author. 144 pp. 7.25 x 4.75 inches.
The Baptist Young People's Union of America was an association representing many young people's societies connected with the Baptist churches in the United States and Canada, organized June 1891 in Chicago.
The Rev. John Wesley Conley (1852-1925) served as the chairman of the board of directors for the BYPUA between 1900-1902 and 1907-1910. He was the author of several books and served at the pastor of First Baptist Church of Omaha through the first decade of the twentieth century.
Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Early Organizations of Young People; Agitation for a General Organization of Baptist Young People; The First Convention; Formative Ideals; A Period of Expansion; The Christian Culture Courses; The Juniors; Our Paper [The Young People at Work]; Financial Matters; Standard-Bearers; The Poetry and Song of the Movement; Some Results; The Present Situation; The Outlook. Appendices: The Original Constitution; Agreement with the South; Time and Place of Annual Conventions; Conquest Missionary Course for 1913; Preachers of Convention Sermons; Badges; Business Managers; "The Salutation of the Flags"; The Colors.
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Griffith & Rowland Press
Keywords: Baptist Church, history, United States, 1890s, Loyalist Movement; Baptists,
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