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William Roscoe Estep


William Roscoe Estep (February 12, 1920 – July 14, 2000) was an American Baptist historian and professor. He was considered an authority on the Anabaptist movement.

Career and life

Estep was professor of

He was married to Edna Alice, and they had two sons, William Merl Estep and Martin Andrew Estep; daughters Rhoda Elaine Macdonald, Mary McDowell Morgan and Lena Jane Gipson. At the time of his death he had nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Alice Ann Estep, and his son, Martin Andrew Estep. He died aged 80 at his home in Fort Worth, Texas, of pancreatic cancer.

List of books published

  • Why Baptists?: A Study of Baptist Faith and Heritage; BaptistWay Press 1997
  • Renaissance and Reformation (ISBN 0-8028-0050-5), 1986
  • Revolution Within the Revolution: The First Amendment in Historical Context, 1612-1789 (ISBN 0-8028-0458-6), 1990
  • Whole Gospel Whole World: The Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention 1845-1995. 1994
  • The Anabaptist Story: An Introduction to Sixteenth-Century Anabaptism (ISBN 0-8028-0886-7), 3rd edition, 1996
  • Anabaptist Beginnings, 1523-1533: A Sourcebook (Bibliotheca humanistica et reformatorica) (ISBN 90-6004-337-5), 1976

External links

  • http://www.baptiststandard.com/2000/7_24/pages/estep.html - William Estep's obituary in The Baptist Standard
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