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Baptists in the balance : the tension between freedom and responsibility

Author: Everett C Goodwin
Publisher: Valley Forge, Pa. : Judson Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Everett C Goodwin
ISBN: 0817012478 9780817012472
OCLC Number: 36656420
Description: xxii, 416 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The long view: aspects of the tension between freedom and responsibility / Everett C. Goodwin --
Creations, connections, and communities in the past: some aspects of Baptist history. Introduction: An overview / William G. McLoughlin --
The rise of the antipedobaptists in New England, 1630-1655 / William G. McLoughlin --
The Black Baptists: the first Black churches in America / C. Eric Lincoln, Lawrence H. Mamiya --
The Southern Baptist Convention, 1979-93: What happened and why? / Stan Hastey --
The search for authority: Baptist use and interpretation of scriptures. Exercising liberty of conscience: freedom in private interpretation / Molly T. Marshall --
Biblical authority and communities of discourse / Joel B. Green --
The authority of the Bible and private interpretation: a dilemma of Baptist freedom / David M. Scholer --
Defining the boundaries of Baptist community: who are we?. American Baptists: an autobiographical quest for identity / Eldon G. Ernst --
Being Baptist / James M. Dunn --
One denomination, many centers: the Southern Baptist situation / Bill J. Leonard --
Reclaiming the Baptist principle of associations / Malcolm G. Shotwell --
Congregation and association: rethinking Baptist distinctives for a new century / Nancy T. Ammerman --
The boundary of freedom: Baptists and church/state tensions. Responsible freedom: Baptists in early America / Edwin S. Gaustad --
Back to the Bill of Rights' beginning / James M. Dunn --
Baptists and the establishment clause: our commitment and challenge / Melissa Rogers --
The ebb and flow of free exercise / Oliver Thomas --
The tensions of experience and witness in contemporary Baptist life. No room for bystanders / Bill Moyers --
Baptist by choise / Lawrence W. Sherman --
Why are we here? / Denton Lotz --
We knew what glory was / Shirlee Taylor Haizlip --
The development of Black Baptists in Virginia, 1867-1882 / Ralph Reavis --
The called the altar "witness" / Norman S. Johnson Sr. --
Lord, we are ready / Daniel E. Weiss --
Past as present, present as past: freedom to read the self and the world / Vincent L. Wimbush --
Living under God's rule: theological reflections on Baptist distinctive / James H. Evans Jr. --
Afterword: Looking backward, living forward --
Appendix: The recent denominational development of the American Baptist churches in the U.S.A. --
Baptist history and identity resources.
Responsibility: edited by Everett C. Goodwin ; [foreword by Bill Moyers].

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