A Baptist Democracy: Separating God and Caesar in the Land of the Free pdf epub fb2

A Baptist Democracy: Separating God and Caesar in the Land of the Free by Lee Canipe pdf epub fb2

A Baptist Democracy: Separating God and Caesar in the Land of the Free Author: Lee Canipe
Title: A Baptist Democracy: Separating God and Caesar in the Land of the Free
ISBN: 088146239X
ISBN13: 978-0881462395
Other Formats: azw mobi lrf mbr
Pages: 198 pages
Publisher: Mercer Univ Pr (April 1, 2011)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1367 kb
Size EPUB version: 1398 kb
Subcategory: World




The first decades of the 20th century were days of robust optimism in the United States. These were the confident years of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, progressive reform and high purpose. This period also marked the high tide of what author Lee Canipe calls "Baptist democracy": the moral overlap between Baptist theology and American democracy that continues to shape the way Baptists in the United States understand and articulate their faith. In this book, Canipe traces the rise of Baptist democracy as reflected in the

work of three prominent leaders who made their most significant contributions to Baptist life between 1900 and 1925: Walter Rauschenbusch (1861-1918), E. Y. Mullins (1860-1928), and George W. Truett (1867-1944). Celebrating the harmony between the principles of their church and the ideals of their state, these three Baptists eloquently articulated what, by the turn of the 20th century, had become an article of faith for many of their fellow Baptists.