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Introduction

Susan M. Shaw

in God Speaks to Us, Too

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9780813124766
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135083 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124766.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter discusses Baptists, who are often characterized as thinking pretty differently about a lot of things from those belonging to other Christian religions. The Baptist religion is by far the predominant religion in the South and it originated in seventeenth-century England. It was during this time when Baptists were on the cutting edge of radical changes in Protestant faith and practice, but today people hardly think of Baptists as dissenters and nonconformists. The chapter also describes the identity of a Southern Baptist and what it means to be a Baptist.

Keywords: Baptist; religion; South; seventeenth century; radical changes; Protestant; faith; practice; Baptist identity

Chapter.  15101 words. 

Subjects: History of Religion

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