The issue of slavery contributed to the separation of Baptists in the South from their northern brethren, but that isn't the only topic on which they took a stand.
Roger C. Richards, a scholar of religion, explores how Baptists came to influence the South, from the formation of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1845 to the group's convention meeting of 2012.
From the very beginning, Southern Baptists committed themselves to taking the Gospel to all people in all countries. In this textbook, you'll learn how Baptists
financed mission efforts;reorganized denominational structures;set policies at annual meetings;developed educational institutions; andchanged over three major periods.
Baptists overcame numerous struggles to come to the colonies, and they played an important role in fighting for America's independence. They've also faced challenges from within, and three major controversies contributed to the formation of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Designed for college and seminary students who want to learn about the events and people who shaped the Southern Baptist Convention into the denomination it is today, History of Southern Baptists provides key insights.