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The Resource Baptists in America : a history, Thomas S. Kidd ; Barry Hankins

Baptists in America : a history, Thomas S. Kidd ; Barry Hankins

Label
Baptists in America : a history
Title
Baptists in America
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Thomas S. Kidd ; Barry Hankins
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Puritans called Baptists "the troublers of churches in all places" and hounded them out of Massachusetts Bay Colony. Four hundred years later, Baptists are the second-largest religious group in America, and their influence matches their numbers. They have built strong institutions, from megachurches to publishing houses to charities to mission organizations, and have firmly established themselves in the mainstream of American culture. Yet the historical legacy of outsider status lingers, and the inherently fractured nature of their faith makes Baptists ever wary of threats from within as well as without. In Baptists in America, Thomas S. Kidd and Barry Hankins explore the long-running tensions between church, state, and culture that Baptists have shaped and navigated. Despite the moment of unity that their early persecution provided, their history has been marked by internal battles and schisms that were microcosms of national events, from the conflict over slavery that divided North from South to the conservative revolution of the 1970s and 80s. Baptists have made an indelible impact on American religious and cultural history, from their early insistence that America should have no established church to their place in the modern-day culture wars, where they frequently advocate greater religious involvement in politics. Yet the more mainstream they have become, the more they have been pressured to conform to the mainstream, a paradox that defines--and is essential to understanding--the Baptist experience in America
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kidd, Thomas S
Dewey number
286.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BX6235
  • BX6235
LC item number
  • .K48 2015
  • .K48 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hankins, Barry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baptists
  • United States
Label
Baptists in America : a history, Thomas S. Kidd ; Barry Hankins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Colonial outlaws -- The great awakening -- Baptists and the American revolution -- Baptists and disestablishment -- Baptists and the great revival -- Baptists and slavery -- Slavery, schism, and war -- Black Baptists in Babylon -- White Baptists and the American mainstream -- Baptist Schism in the early twentieth century -- Insiders and outsiders at mid-20th century -- Baptists and the civil rights movement -- Schism in Zion: the southern Baptist controversy -- Conclusion
Control code
sky273979282
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 329 pages
Isbn
9780199977536
Lccn
2014034688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
2014034688
Label
Baptists in America : a history, Thomas S. Kidd ; Barry Hankins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Colonial outlaws -- The great awakening -- Baptists and the American revolution -- Baptists and disestablishment -- Baptists and the great revival -- Baptists and slavery -- Slavery, schism, and war -- Black Baptists in Babylon -- White Baptists and the American mainstream -- Baptist Schism in the early twentieth century -- Insiders and outsiders at mid-20th century -- Baptists and the civil rights movement -- Schism in Zion: the southern Baptist controversy -- Conclusion
Control code
sky273979282
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 329 pages
Isbn
9780199977536
Lccn
2014034688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
2014034688

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