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Baptists, music, and World War II

Baptists, music, and World War II William J. Reynolds Southern Baptists have always been a singing people with great diversity in our music. The types of music used in our churches has varied largely according to their location and tradition–urban or open country, in Texas and Oklahoma, the Carolinas and Virginia, or the border states […]

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J.R. Graves and the Landmark Baptists. The nineteenth century found the American frontier ablaze with controversy. The veil of orthodoxy that united Western Christianity for sixteen hundred years had quickly disintegrated after the Protestant Reformation, leaving Christianity shaken, splintered, and at odds with itself

When orphans became heirs: J.R. Graves and the Landmark Baptists. The nineteenth century found the American frontier ablaze with controversy. The veil of orthodoxy that united Western Christianity for sixteen hundred years had quickly disintegrated after the Protestant Reformation, leaving Christianity shaken, splintered, and at odds with itself Chad W. Hall Denominationalism remained tied to […]

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Baptists and their theology

Baptists and their theology Fisher Humphreys It is appropriate, as they approach the four-hundredth anniversary of the founding of their denomination, for Baptists to review their theological legacy. In this article, our review will be of three-quarters of that history. But is there anything to review? In an important book, Baptist theologian James William McClendon […]

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a little Baptist church in the Appalachian Mountains gave me my basic spiritual education until I went to college

The power of Baptist origins: a little Baptist church in the Appalachian Mountains gave me my basic spiritual education until I went to college Charles W. Deweese Although not as isolated as the characters in the book Cold Mountain, I certainly had a provincial life, traveling little. I knew little about Baptists, other than the […]

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Baptists in Arizona during World War II

Baptists in Arizona during World War II Nelda Kent Arizona in 1941 had seventeen churches with 3,647 members in a state-with a total population of 510,000. “World War II brought tens of thousands of soldiers and airmen into Arizona to train for combat overseas. Between 1939 and 1945, nearly 150,000 Americans trained in Arizona…. The […]

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Baptists and World War II

Baptists and World War II – Editorial Merrill M. Hawkins, Jr. The fall issue of this journal is normally devoted to publishing those papers presented at the annual meeting of the Baptist History and Heritage Society. This issue is no exception. The annual meeting, held last March in Pensacola, explored the theme, “Baptists and World […]

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Future meeting sites approved – News Notes – Baptist History and Heritage Society

Future meeting sites approved – News Notes – Baptist History and Heritage Society – Brief Article The BH&HS voted to accept the invitation of Samford University to host the society’s June 2005 meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, and to accept the invitation of the Baptist Joint Committee to host the society’s June 2006 meeting in Washington, […]

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An overview of Northwest Baptist history

An overview of Northwest Baptist history Cecil C. Sims I make no claims to being a historian. I am probably nearer to “being history” than being a historian, but I have been an active observer of Baptist life in the Northwest for fifty years and know something of the history of Baptists in this area. […]

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many advantages come along with being part of the Baptist family, especially as those advantages are expressed through the relationships we have with our Baptist brothers and sisters. Inside the Baptist family, we have our own clans, and kinship inside those clans is meaningful

Jennings Randolph: servant, statesman, Seventh Day Baptist: many advantages come along with being part of the Baptist family, especially as those advantages are expressed through the relationships we have with our Baptist brothers and sisters. Inside the Baptist family, we have our own clans, and kinship inside those clans is meaningful Nicholas Kersten Seventh Day […]

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intellectual integrity mandates a disclaimer at the outset. The disclaimer is that I do not come to this subject matter without bias. L. Venchael Booth was my father

Against all odds: the fire shut up in the bones of L. Venchael Booth, founder of the progressive National Baptist Convention: intellectual integrity mandates a disclaimer at the outset. The disclaimer is that I do not come to this subject matter without bias. L. Venchael Booth was my father William D. Booth Yet, he was […]