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

Author: Keith Harper
Publisher: Tuscaloosa, Ala. : 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, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, ©1996
(DLC) 95037869
(OCoLC)33045683
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Harper
ISBN: 0585255709 9780585255705
OCLC Number: 44959272
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 167 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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