By Thomas S. Kidd,Barry Hankins
In Baptists in America, Thomas S. Kidd and Barry Hankins discover the long-running tensions among church, nation, and tradition that Baptists have formed and navigated. regardless of the instant of solidarity that their early persecution supplied, their historical past has been marked through inner battles and schisms that have been microcosms of nationwide occasions, from the clash over slavery that divided North from South to the conservative revolution of the Nineteen Seventies and 80s. Baptists have made an indelible impression on American non secular and cultural heritage, from their early insistence that the USA shouldn't have any tested church to their position within the modern day tradition wars, the place they regularly recommend better non secular involvement in politics. but the extra mainstream they've got develop into, the extra they've been stressed to comply to the mainstream, a paradox that defines--and is key to understanding--the Baptist adventure in America.
Kidd and Hankins, either working towards Baptists, weave the threads of Baptist historical past along these of yank heritage. Baptists in America is a awesome tale of the way one non secular denomination was once reworked from persecuted minority right into a major actor at the nationwide level, with profound implications for American society and culture.
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Baptists in America: A History by Thomas S. Kidd,Barry Hankins