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Democracies Primitive and Pure

Gregory A. Wills

in Democratic Religion

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780195160994
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849574 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160994.003.0003

Series: Religion in America

Democracies Primitive and Pure

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This chapter begins with a discussion of how Baptists sought to repristinate both the worship and the government of the primitive church. It then describes their commitment to purity as the primary goal of discipline derived from the Baptist vision of a church separate from the world, and their belief in discipline as a source of spiritual revival.

Keywords: Southern Baptists; discipline; primitive church; spiritual revival; purity

Chapter.  4777 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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