Uneasy in Babylon: Southern Baptist Conservative and American Culture

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University of Alabama Press, Apr 24, 2002 - Religion - 344 pages
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The first book-length interpretation of the new conservative leaders of America's largest Protestant denomination.

Uneasy in Babylon is based on extensive interviews with the most important Southern Baptist conservatives who have assumed control of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Known to many Americans from their appearances on national TV talk shows, such as Larry King Live and Fox News, they advocate a return to traditional values throughout the country. Hankins shows how differing cultural perceptions help explain the great chasm that developed between fundamentalists in the SBC and the moderates who preceded them as leaders of the denomination.

 

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In examining the recent developments in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), Hankins (history, Baylor Univ.) suggests how much things have changed since Rufus B. Spain wrote At Ease in Zion: A ... Read full review

Contents

Southern Baptist Conservatives become American Evangelicals
14
Southern Baptist Conservatives as Culture Warriors
41
Southern Baptist Conservatives Take Their Stand in Louisville
74
Religious Liberty in a Hostile Culture
107
ChurchState Positions
139
Southern Baptists and the Abortion Controversy
165
Southern Baptist Conservatives and Women
200
Southern Baptist Conservatives and Race
240
Conclusion
272
Notes
279
Bibliography
317
Index
333
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Barry Hankins is Associate Professor of History and Church-State Studies at Baylor University.

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