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Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1859-2009

Gregory Wills


Southern Baptists have remained consistently conservative in a culture whose democratic drives have led the majority of American Christians to adapt their beliefs and practices to contemporary life's individualist values. Through most of the 20th century, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was the denomination's chief promoter of adaptation to modernity. After about 1900 many of its faculty embraced progressive theology and aimed to influence Southern Baptists in this direction. For most Southern Baptists, the adaptation went only so far. Throughout the 20th century, most remained commi ... More

Keywords: American Christians, individualistic values, progressive theology, traditional orthodoxy, Southern Seminary

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195377149
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377149.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory Wills, author
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary