Alabama Baptists : Southern Baptists in the heart of Dixie (Book, 1998) []
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Alabama Baptists : Southern Baptists in the heart of Dixie

Alabama Baptists : Southern Baptists in the heart of Dixie

Author: Wayne Flynt
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1998.
Series: Religion and American culture (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Alabama Baptists provides the definitive history of the dominant religious group within the state of Alabama from the first decade of the 19th century to the present.

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Genre/Form: Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Flynt
ISBN: 0817309276 9780817309275 0817352821 9780817352820
OCLC Number: 38039602
Description: xxi, 731 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Alabama Baptist Chronology --
1. Confronting the Frontier, 1800-1845 --
2. Taming the Frontier, 1800-1845 --
3. The Work of the Gospel, 1845-1860 --
4. War and Reunion, 1860-1874 --
5. Building a New South, 1875-1890 --
6. Revolt at the Forks of the Creek, 1890-1900 --
7. Progressivism and Baptists, 1900-1920 --
8. The Ballyhoo Years Alabama-Style, the 1920s --
9. The Great Depression, 1930-1939 --
10. War and Remembrance, 1940-1954 --
11. Racial Religion, 1955-1970 --
12. Race and Politics during the 1970s --
13. The Fundamentalist Controversy in Alabama, 1980-1998.
Series Title: Religion and American culture (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
Responsibility: Wayne Flynt.


This text provides a history of the dominant religious group in Alabama. For nearly 50 years, half the Baptists were slaves, while many other members owned slaves. After the Civil War, the Baptist  Read more...


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Flynt examines Alabama Baptists from the varied perspectives of individual, congregational, and denominational experience. The result is a rich, detailed depiction that reveals the years of careful Read more...

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