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All According to Gods Plan: Southern Baptist Missions and Race, 1945-1970

Alan Scot Willis

Published by University Press of Kentucky
ISBN 10: 0813123410 / ISBN 13: 9780813123417
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Title: All According to Gods Plan: Southern Baptist...

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

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Hardcover. 280 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.2in. x 0.9in. Southern Baptists had long considered themselves a missionary people, but when, after World War II, they embarked on a dramatic expansion of missionary efforts, they confronted headlong the problem of racism. Believing that racism hindered their evangelical efforts, the Conventions full-time missionaries and mission board leaders attacked racism as unchristian, thus finding themselves at odds with the pervasive racist and segregationist ideologies that dominated the South. This progressive view of race stressed the biblical unity of humanity, encompassing all races and transcending specific ethnic divisions. In All According to Gods Plan, Alan Scot Willis explores these beliefs and the chasm they created within the Convention. He shows how, in the post-World War II era, the most respected members of the Southern Baptists Convention publicly challenged the most dearly held ideologies of the white South. Alan Scot Willis is assistant professor of history at Northern Michigan University. He lives in Marquette, Michigan. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780813123417

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