Baptists in America

Baptists in America

A History

Book - 2015
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The Puritans hounded the Baptists out of Massachusetts Bay Colony. Four hundred years later, Baptists are the second-largest religious group in America, and their influence matches their numbers. Yet the historical legacy, and the inherently fractured nature of their faith, makes Baptists ever wary of threats from within as well as without. Kidd and Hankins, both practicing Baptists, weave the threads of Baptist history alongside those of American history to show how one religious denomination was transformed from persecuted minority into a leading actor on the national stage, with profound implications for American society and culture.
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9780199977536
0199977534
Branch Call Number: 286 KIDD
Characteristics: xi, 329 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Hankins, Barry 1956-- Author

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