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Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power since World War II

Elizabeth H. Flowers

Abstract

The debate over women's roles in the Southern Baptist Convention's conservative ascendance is often seen as secondary to theological and biblical concerns. This book argues, however, that for both moderate and conservative Baptist women—all of whom had much at stake—disagreements that touched on their familial roles and ecclesial authority have always been primary. And, in the turbulent postwar era, debate over their roles caused fierce internal controversy. While the legacy of race and civil rights lingered well into the 1990s, views on women's submission to male authority provided the most s ... More

Keywords: Southern Baptist women, ecclesial authority, race, civil rights, women's submission, male authority, moderates, woman question, hermeneutics, ecclesial polity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780807835340
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869987_flowers

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth H. Flowers, author