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Exiled: Voices of the Southern Baptist Convention Holy War

4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  ·  rating details  ·  4 ratings  ·  2 reviews
It has been one of the major news stories in religion and culture of the past twenty-five years. From 1979 to 1995, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) was rocked by assaults on its leadership by fundamentalists, who used questionable tactics to gain top positions and then used their power to purge Baptist seminary presidents and professors, church pastors, lay leaders, ...more
Hardcover, 250 pages
Published April 15th 2006 by Univ Tennessee Press
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This compilation of essays by (formerly) Southern Baptist ministers and lay leaders during the fundamentalist takeover of 1979-1995 chronicles the personal experiences of the authors during the years of the takeover. The authors also discuss their feelings associated with being exiled from the church with which they strongly identified and to which they had devoted their lives. For readers unfamiliar with the world of Southern Baptists as it used to be versus as it is now, this book clarifies in ...more
Stacey Gish
Enjoyed reading the personal accounts of pastors and lay people when the conservative movement took over the SBC. For those readers interested in or who grew up in Southern Baptist life, it's sad to read how well-known leaders were pushed aside so publicly because of a few differences in opinion. Some of these leaders were openly criticized, their faith and salvation doubted, their past work dismissed.
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