New PDF release: A Genealogy of Dissent: Southern Baptist Protest in the

By David Stricklin

among the Civil battle and the flip of the final century, Southern Baptists won prominence within the non secular lifetime of the South. As their strength elevated, they grew to become defenders of the racial, political, social, and financial established order. by means of the start of this century, in spite of the fact that, a feisty culture of dissent began appearing in Southern Baptist lifestyles as feedback of the guts elevated from either the left and the appropriate. the preferred trust in a doctrine of "once stored, consistently kept" led innovative Baptists to assert that moderates, as soon as stored, didn't handle 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 by means of 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 features 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 hazard and damage, and persisted personality assassination.

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

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