Our stores are still open, see our trading hours here.
FREE SHIPPING FOR ORDERS OVER $99.
WISHLISTS
Our stores are still open, see our trading hours here.
eBook

Politics and Piety

eBook|May 2014
Product Rating: 0

$32.37

Historians have painted a picture of nineteenth-century Baptists huddled in clapboard meetinghouses preaching sermons and singing hymns, seemingly unaware of the wider world. According to this view, Baptists were "so heavenly-minded, they were of no earthly good." Overlooked are the...


Available in other Formats
Paperback - $59.99

Available for immediate download.

Read using our free app on your tablet or mobile!

Free Shipping
for orders over $99.

You may also like

eBook
Pure Worship eBook
$33.55
$33.55
in stock
eBook
Religion, Conflict, and Democracy in Modern Africa eBook
$50.07
$50.07
in stock
eBook
Christianity and Politics eBook
$27.65
$27.65
in stock
eBook
Lincoln's Political Ambitions, Slavery, and the Bible eBook
$26.47
$26.47
in stock
Wesley and the Anglicans Paperback
$29.99
$29.99
in stock
eBook
Church, Gospel, and Empire eBook
$35.91
$35.91
in stock
eBook
The Rise and Fall of the Christian Coalition eBook
$33.55
$33.55
in stock
eBook
First Freedom eBook
$29.23
$29.23
in stock
eBook
Theologians of the Baptist Tradition eBook
$29.23
$29.23
in stock

Historians have painted a picture of nineteenth-century Baptists huddled in clapboard meetinghouses preaching sermons and singing hymns, seemingly unaware of the wider world. According to this view, Baptists were "so heavenly-minded, they were of no earthly good." Overlooked are the illustrative stories of Baptists fighting poverty, promoting abolition, petitioning Congress, and debating tax policy.Politics and Piety is a careful look at antebellum Baptist life. It is seen in figures such as John Broadus, whose first sermon promoted temperance, David Barrow, who formed an anti-slavery association in Kentucky, and in a Savannah church that started a ministry to the homeless. Not only did Baptists promote piety for the good of their churches, but they did so for the betterment of society at large. Though they aimed to change America one soul at a time, that is only part of the story. They also engaged the political arena, forcefully and directly. Simply put, Baptists were social reformers.Relying on the ideas of rank-and-file Baptists found in the minutes of local churches and associations, as well as the popular, parochial newspapers of the day, Politics and Piety uncovers a theologically minded and controversial movement to improve the nation. Understanding where these Baptists united and divided is a key to unlocking the differences in evangelical political engagement today.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 421748
  • Product Code 9781630872823
  • ISBN 1630872822
  • EAN 9781630872823
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Pickwick Publications
  • Publication Date May 2014
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No
  • Size 1.51 MB (EPUB)

Aaron Menikoff

Aaron Menikoff (PhD, Southern Seminary) is a pastor in Atlanta, Georgia. He previously served as legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield.

Bestsellers in History

A Reformation: Europe's House Divided 1490-1700 Paperback
$39.99
$39.99
in stock
The Reformation: What You Need to Know and Why Paperback
$9.99
$9.99
in stock
A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years Paperback
$35.00
$35.00
in stock
Story of Christianity, the (Volume 2) (2nd Ed) Paperback
$44.99
$44.99
in stock
Eight Women of Faith Paperback
$19.99
$19.99
in stock
Church History in Plain Language (4th Edition) (Nelson's Plain Language Series) Paperback
$36.99
$36.99
in stock
Church History; the First Century Paperback
$29.99
$29.99
in stock