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Author Harper, Keith, 1957-

Title The quality of mercy : Southern Baptists and social Christianity, 1890-1920 / Keith Harper
Published Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, [1996]
©1996
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 167 pages) : illustrations
Summary The Quality of Mercy challenges the stereotypical suggestion that Southern Baptists lacked social concern demonstrating that they addressed contemporary social problems from within a distinctly southern cultural context - emphasizing family and the church but valuing community as well. Harper shows that missions were the key to enlisting support for such expanded social ministries. Baptist leaders synthesized evangelical concern with social compassion, and they convinced church members not only that the Bible sanctioned social ministries but also that such endeavors were worthy of support. The effect was twofold: Baptists built institutions to give relief to those in need, and they also used these institutions to propagate the Gospel and teach Baptist doctrine
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-163) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
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Subject Southern Baptist Convention -- History -- 19th century.
Southern Baptist Convention -- History -- 20th century.
Baptists -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Baptists -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Christian sociology -- Baptists -- History -- 19th century.
Christian sociology -- Baptists -- History -- 20th century.
Church and social problems -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Church and social problems -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Church work -- Southern Baptist Convention -- History -- 19th century
Church work -- Southern Baptist Convention -- History -- 20th century
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585255709 (electronic bk.)
9780585255705 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)