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The quality of mercy : Southern Baptists and social Christianity, 1890-1920

Author: Keith Harper
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1996.
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The Quality of Mercy challenges the stereotypical suggestion that Southern Baptists lacked social concern demonstrating that they addressed contemporary social problems from within a distinctly southern cultural context - emphasizing family and the church but valuing community as well. Harper shows that missions were the key to enlisting support for such expanded social ministries. Baptist leaders synthesized  Read more...
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Harper, Keith, 1957-
Quality of mercy.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c1996
(OCoLC)605008535
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Harper
ISBN: 0817308148 9780817308148
OCLC Number: 33045683
Description: xi, 167 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Reclaiming a legacy: an assessment of Southern Baptists and the social gospel --
Reaching the dispossessed: Southern Baptist missions and movement culture --
Preachers and prelates: Southern Baptist leadership and the emergence of a social ethic --
Southern Baptists, social christianity, and orphanages --
Redeeming the mountaineers: Southern Baptists and mountain mission schools --
Of leopard spots and Ethiopian skin: Southern Baptists and racial uplift --
Reassessing a legacy: Southern Baptists, social christianity, and regional context.
Responsibility: Keith Harper.

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Many academics have assumed that America's Southern Baptists expressed little social conscience. This study challenges this view, arguing that Southern Baptists in the late 19th and early 20th  Read more...

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