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The Southern Baptist Convention and the Judgment of History : The Taint of an Original Sin :  The Taint of an Original Sin - Luther E. Copeland

The Southern Baptist Convention and the Judgment of History : The Taint of an Original Sin

The Taint of an Original Sin

Hardcover Published: July 2002
ISBN: 9780761822875
Number Of Pages: 198

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Never before has a book sought to relate the various aberrations of Southern Baptist history to the defense of slavery. Copeland maintains that the inception of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is tainted by its origins in the defense of slavery. The Southern Baptist Convention and the Judgment of History also emphasizes the relation to American Baptists, the response to the ecumenical movement, the position of women, the enforcement of theological orthodoxy, and foreign missions. The revised edition aims to bring readers up to date on what has happened in the SBC (the radical statement of 1995, the revision of the Baptist Faith and Message statement at the points of Baptist theology, the status of women, etc.) since the books original publication, and to explain how the SBC's controversial stance on racial issues has influenced the denominational life of members and how this stance developed.

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Copeland...points out fruitful avenues of research and suggests new questions. . . . He clarifies his thesis against critics of the first edition by reminding his readers the he never intended to show slavery as the sole cause of what he calls the 'various aberrations of the Southern Baptist Convention,' just one of the oldest and most persistent. -- Loyd Allen, McAfee School of Theology * Review and Expositor *

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xiii
Preface to the Revised Editionp. xv
Abbreviations Used in This Bookp. xvii
Introduction: Our Present Predicament and the Burden of Our Historyp. 1
A System "Instituted and Commanded by God": The SBC, Slavery and Southern Identityp. 7
"Keeping the Negro in His Place": The Continuation of Racism among Southern Baptistsp. 17
Anglo-Saxons--"God's Pre-eminent Missionary Race": Racism and Missionary Paternalismp. 33
"Free to Serve as a Source of Blessing Anywhere": Southern Baptists and American Baptistsp. 49
"Our Theology, Our Doctrines, Our Methods Are Complete": Southern Baptists and Other Christiansp. 69
"First in the Edenic Fall": The Southern Baptist Derogation of Womenp. 91
"Believe As We or Leave": The Southern Baptist Enforcement of Orthodoxyp. 111
Conclusionp. 129
Appendix Ip. 131
Appendix IIp. 133
Notesp. 137
Bibliographyp. 157
Indexp. 173
About the Authorp. 181
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ISBN: 9780761822875
ISBN-10: 0761822879
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 198
Published: July 2002
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Type: Revised

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