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BOYCE'S SEMINARY

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/9780195377149.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter focuses on James Petigru Boyce and his efforts to establish a Southern Baptist seminary. In 1856, Boyce emerged as the leader of a new effort to establish a Southern Baptist seminary. By ... More


MAKING BRICKS WITHOUT STRAW: War, Disruption, and Sacrifice

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/9780195377149.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter focuses on the fate of the Baptist seminary with the onset of the Civil War. The seminary barely escaped extinction during its first thirty years. The Civil War caused its suspension and ... More


REASSERTING ORTHODOXY: Mullins and Denominational Leadership

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/9780195377149.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter focuses on Edgar Y. Mullins's continued leadership. In the second half of his tenure as president, Mullins rose to leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention. Effective leadership in ... More


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


 Jimmy Carter: First Servant of the Nation

Gary Scott Smith

in Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Jimmy Carter’s faith played a major role in both the 1976 and 1980 presidential campaigns and his presidency. This is evident in his speeches, relationship with religious constituencies, approach to ... More


LOSING TRUST: Liberalism and the Limits of Realist Diplomacy

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/9780195377149.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter focuses on McCall's pursuit of the realist policy. The seminary's faculty largely followed his counsel and focused on the basic gospel beliefs and Baptist distinctives that they shared ... More


WILLIAM H. WHITSITT, ACADEMIC FREEDOM, AND DENOMINATIONAL CONTROL

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/9780195377149.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter focuses on William Heth Whitsitt, who succeeded John Broadus as president of Southern Seminary in May 1895. Whitsitt's tenure was short and tumultuous, and the controversy he ... More


DUKE K. MCCALL AND THE STRUGGLE FOR THE SEMINARY'S DIRECTION

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/9780195377149.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter focuses on Duke K. McCall, who succeeded Fuller as president of the seminary. McCall entered office anticipating a struggle over the seminary's direction. A dissident faction of the ... 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


ORTHODOXY, HISTORICAL CRITICISM, AND THE CHALLENGES OF A NEW ERA

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/9780195377149.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter focuses on the new set of challenges encountered by the seminary following the death of Edward Y. Mullins in 1928. Trustees appointed Old Testament professor John R. Sampey as president, ... More


R. ALBERT MOHLER AND THE REMAKING OF SOUTHERN SEMINARY

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/9780195377149.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter focuses on Robert A. Mohler who succeeded Honeycutt as president of the Southern Seminary. Mohler made it clear from the start that he intended to enforce the Abstract of Principles ... 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


DECLARING HOLY WAR: Popular Control

Roy L. Honeycutt

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/9780195377149.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter focuses on Roy L. Honeycutt, who succeeded McCall as president of the seminary. Honeycutt entered office knowing that his job was to prevent change. By the time of his installation as ... More


MODERNISM'S FIRST MARTYR: The Inspiration Controversy

Crawford H. Toy

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/9780195377149.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter focuses on Southern Seminary professor Crawford H. Toy. Toy has been dubbed as modernism's first martyr: “The first to suffer for the higher criticism in the United States.” Toy's ... More


ALL THINGS MADE NEW: The End of the Heroic Age

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/9780195377149.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter focuses on the many difficulties and changes experienced by the seminary's following its move to Louisville, Kentucky, in 1877. By 1895, none of the seminary's founders remained, marking ... More


Southern Baptists

Larry A. Witham

in Who Shall Lead Them?: The Future of Ministry in America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195315936
eISBN:
9780199851089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315936.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the clergy of the Southern Baptist Church in the United States. It discusses the controversy that followed the annual assembly of Southern Baptist pastors in Las Vegas, Nevada, ... More


Shall They Till with Their Own Hoes?:: Baptists in Zimbabwe and New Patterns of Interdependence, 1950–2000

Isaac M. T. Mwase

in The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West, and the World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195177282
eISBN:
9780199835812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177282.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter recounts the development of a Baptist community in Zimbabwe, founded by Southern Baptist missionaries from the United States. Missionaries built religious institutions to support ... More


Democratic Religion Transformed

Gregory A. Wills

in Democratic Religion: Freedom, Authority, and Church Discipline in the Baptist South, 1785-1900

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195160994
eISBN:
9780199849574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160994.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the decline of Southern Baptist church discipline. By the 1920s, Southern Baptist church discipline had disappeared. Although a few isolated churches kept up the practice well ... More


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

Elizabeth H. Flowers

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

The debate over women's roles in the Southern Baptist Convention's conservative ascendance is often seen as secondary to theological and biblical concerns. This book argues, however, that for both ... More


Democratic Religion: Freedom, Authority, and Church Discipline in the Baptist South, 1785-1900

Gregory A. Wills

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195160994
eISBN:
9780199849574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160994.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

No American denomination identified itself more closely with the nation's democratic ideal than the Baptists. Most antebellum southern Baptist churches allowed women and slaves to vote on membership ... More


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