David Stricklin's A Genealogy of Dissent: Southern Baptist Protest in the PDF

By David Stricklin

ISBN-10: 0813120934

ISBN-13: 9780813120935

among the Civil conflict and the flip of the final century, Southern Baptists won prominence within the spiritual lifetime of the South. As their strength elevated, they turned defenders of the racial, political, social, and fiscal established order. by way of the start of this century, despite the fact that, a feisty culture of dissent started to appear in Southern Baptist existence as feedback of the guts elevated from either the left and definitely the right. the preferred trust in a doctrine of "once kept, continually kept" led revolutionary Baptists to say that moderates, as soon as kept, didn't tackle the intense social and political difficulties that confronted many within the South. those Baptist dissenters claimed that they can now not be "at ease in Zion."

Led via the unconventional Walter Nathan Johnson within the Twenties and Thirties, revolutionary Baptists produced civil rights advocates, exertions organizers, women's rights advocates, and proponents of disarmament and abolition of capital punishment. They challenged essentially the most primary elements of southern society and of Baptist ecclesiastical constitution and perform. for his or her efforts and ideology, lots of those women and men suffered as they misplaced jobs, skilled actual risk and harm, and persisted personality assassination.

In A family tree of Dissent, David Stricklin strains the historical past of those innovative Baptists and their descendants in the course of the 20th century and indicates how they created an energetic tradition of protest inside a hugely conventional society.

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