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Alabama Baptists Southern Baptists in the Heart of Dixie

by Wayne Flynt

Part of the Religion & American Culture Series

Alabama Baptists Southern Baptists in the Heart of Dixie Synopsis

Alabama Baptists provides the definitive history of the dominant religious group within the state of Alabama from the first decade of the 19th century to the present.

Alabama Baptists Southern Baptists in the Heart of Dixie Press Reviews

Flynt examines Alabama Baptists from the varied perspectives of individual, congregational, and denominational experience. The result is a rich, detailed depiction that reveals the years of careful research that undoubtedly went into its writing. - Choice A life-long Alabama Baptist and a distinguished scholar, Flynt has demonstrated that sound historical research contributes clarity and perspective to denominational controversy and that inquiry into religious institutions adds depth and richness to the history of the American South. - Journal of Southern History The 'state church' of Alabama is Southern Baptist. One in every four inhabitants of that state and two of every three church members there are members of the Alabama Baptist State Convention. Alabama has the highest percentage of any state in the union....Flynt is a well seasoned professional historian as well as an insider. Both backgrounds cooperate to contribute an honest and fair account....This volume could very well be the best historical account of any denomination in any state of the United States. - Church History

Book Information

ISBN: 9780817352820
Publication date: 31st October 2005
Author: Wayne Flynt
Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 760 pages
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About Wayne Flynt

Wayne Flynt is Distinguished University Professor of History at Auburn University and author or coauthor of 11 books, including Taking Christianity to China: Alabama Missionaries in the Middle Kingdom, 1850 - 1950 and Alabama in the Twentieth Century. Flynt has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including the Lillian Smith Award for nonfiction, the Clarence Cason Nonfiction Award, the James F. Sulzby Jr. Book Award (thrice), and the Alabama Library Association Award for nonfiction (twice).

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