In the Name of the Father: The Rhetoric of the New Southern Baptist Convention / Edition 3

In the Name of the Father: The Rhetoric of the New Southern Baptist Convention / Edition 3

by Carl L Kell, L. Raymond Camp
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0809324121

ISBN-13: 9780809324125

Pub. Date: 07/01/2001

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

In the Name of the Father: The Rhetoric of the New Southern Baptist Convention begins with an analysis of the 1979 Southern Baptist Convention, the watershed convention where moderate forces fell before the powerful oratory of the ultraconservative faction, which has remained in power ever since. Communication professors Carl L. Kell and L.

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In the Name of the Father: The Rhetoric of the New Southern Baptist Convention begins with an analysis of the 1979 Southern Baptist Convention, the watershed convention where moderate forces fell before the powerful oratory of the ultraconservative faction, which has remained in power ever since. Communication professors Carl L. Kell and L. Raymond Camp investigate the rhetorical shift from moderate to ultraconservative in the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest denomination in the South and the largest Protestant denomination in the United States. 

            

Drawing on sermons delivered at national conventions from 1979 to the present, Kell and Camp outline the discourses of fundamentalism, inerrancy, and exclusion. These discourses, the authors assert, point to the SBC leaders’ call for a return to times before feminism and tolerance of varying sexual orientations allegedly brought chaos to society and shook believers from their theological foundations.  

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809324125
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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