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THE CONSERVATIVE TAKEOVER

Gregory A. Wills

in Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1859-2009

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195377149
eISBN:
9780199869497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377149.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter focuses on the conservative takeover of the Southern Seminary. Moderate leaders knew that time was running out on moderate control of Southern Seminary. Efforts to elect a moderate ... More


E. Y. MULLINS, SOUTHERN SEMINARY, AND PROGRESSIVE THEOLOGY

Gregory A. Wills

in Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1859-2009

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195377149
eISBN:
9780199869497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377149.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter focuses on Edgar Y. Mullins who followed William Heth Whitsitt as president of Southern Seminary and committed the seminary to the very principles for which Whitsitt had suffered ... More


Debating a Doctrine: Presbyterians and Baptists

Peter J. Thuesen

in Predestination: The American Career of a Contentious Doctrine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195174274
eISBN:
9780199872138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174274.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter focuses on two Anglo Protestant groups with genetic links to Puritanism: Presbyterians and Baptists. Both are well known in American history for the splits they suffered over revivalism, ... More


Red and Yellow, Black and White: The Dynamics of Race in the Lives of Southern Baptist Women

Susan M. Shaw

in God Speaks to Us, Too: Southern Baptist Women on Church, Home, and Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124766
eISBN:
9780813135083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124766.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the issue of race in the Southern Baptist community. Southern Baptist churches are rarely fully integrated, and women of color who participate in predominantly white ... More


Introduction

Elizabeth H. Flowers

in Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power since World War II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835340
eISBN:
9781469601823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869987_flowers.4
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The contest between conservatives and moderates of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) lasted more than two decades. The issue of women's changing roles—the “woman question”—became the center of ... More


Into the Center Pulpit: A Dangerous Dream

Elizabeth H. Flowers

in Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power since World War II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835340
eISBN:
9781469601823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869987_flowers.5
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

After World War II, newfound prosperity enabled the leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in making the SBC into the largest Protestant denomination nationwide. This chapter considers the ... More


Southern Baptists and Evangelical Dissent

Bill J. Leonard

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume IV: The Twentieth Century: Traditions in a Global Context

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199684045
eISBN:
9780191838927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199684045.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter surveys the history of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) from its origins out of the slavery controversy in 1845, through various approaches to social and religious dissent that ... More


Politics and Religion in the White South

Glenn Feldman (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123639
eISBN:
9780813134758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123639.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Politics, while always an integral part of the daily life in the southern United States, took on a new level of importance after the Civil War. Today, political strategists view the South as an ... More


Southern White Fundamentalism

Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields

in The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190265960
eISBN:
9780190939403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265960.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The fundamentalist takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention that began in 1979 provided the GOP the opportunity to close the deal with white southern voters. Fundamentalist members, anxious over ... More


Southern Catholics and Desegregation in Denominational Perspective, 1945–1971

Mark Newman

in Desegregating Dixie: The Catholic Church in the South and Desegregation, 1945-1992

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818867
eISBN:
9781496818904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818867.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter compares the response of the Catholic Church in the South to desegregation with that of the region’s larger white denominations: the Southern Baptist Convention, the Methodist Church, the ... More


Great Admirers of the Transatlantic Divinity: Some Chapters in the Story of Baptist Edwardsianism

Michael A. G. Haykin

in After Jonathan Edwards: The Courses of the New England Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756292
eISBN:
9780199950379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756292.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Theology

One of the understudied aspects of Edwards’s theological legacy is the role it played in shaping Anglo-American Baptist thought. This chapter surveys how English and American Baptists, especially, ... More


Baptists in North America

Bill J. Leonard

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199683710
eISBN:
9780191823923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199683710.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Theology

Baptists in nineteenth-century North America were known as eager proselytizers. They were evangelistic, committed to the idea of a believers’ church in which believers’ baptism was the norm for ... More


With God on Our Side: Moral and Religious Issues, Southern Culture, and Republican Realignment in the South

Frederick V. Slocum

in Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036847
eISBN:
9780813043999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036847.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides an in-depth examination of how religion has acted as an extremely conservative device in the South, helping push the region from fealty to the Democratic Party to the GOP. It ... More


God’s Timetable

Stephen Spector

in Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368024
eISBN:
9780199867646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368024.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Judaism

This chapter challenges the claim that all Christian Zionist leaders are inflexible in their insistence that Israel retain every inch of the covenant land, and that they are yearning for the Jews to ... More


Responding to Brown: The Recalcitrant Parish

Carolyn Renée Dupont

in Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1975

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708415
eISBN:
9780814723876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708415.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at how the endorsement of the Brown case in St. Louis contrasted sharply with the criticism the Southern Baptist Convention's (SBC) Christian Life Commission (CLC) report met in ... More


Introduction: America's New Religious Diversity

Paul D. Numrich

in The Faith Next Door: American Christians and Their New Religious Neighbors

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195386219
eISBN:
9780199866731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386219.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The United States increasingly perceives itself as a multireligious society. The Introduction describes the changing American religious landscape and its implications for local Christians. Two major ... More


Megachurches and the Reinvention of Southern Church Life

James Hudnut-Beumler

in Strangers and Friends at the Welcome Table: Contemporary Christianities in the American South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640372
eISBN:
9781469640396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640372.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The phenomena of megachurches—churches with approximately two thousand in weekly worship attendance—is especially prevalent in the South. Not only is the South a region of many churches, but the ... More


“Hurtin’ Words,” “Free Bird,” and Family Values: Defining Family Crises among White Southerners in the 1970s

Ted Ownby

in Hurtin' Words: Debating Family Problems in the Twentieth-Century South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647005
eISBN:
9781469647029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647005.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses multiple perspectives on whether white southerners faced new family crises in the 1970s. Legislators passed divorce reform laws in the early 1970s that made divorce far easier ... More


The Mainline in Motion: Resisting the Right, Remaking the Center

in Public Pulpits: Methodists and Mainline Churches in the Moral Argument of Public Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226804743
eISBN:
9780226804767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226804767.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The urgency of efforts by the National Council of Churches (NCC) to unify the mainline churches as a public church over the past decade stemmed, first, from its mounting concern over the powerfully ... More


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