By Elizabeth H. Flowers
The controversy over women's roles within the Southern Baptist Convention's conservative ascendance is frequently obvious as secondary to theological and biblical matters. Elizabeth vegetation argues, although, that for either average and conservative Baptist women--all of whom had a lot at stake--disagreements that touched on their familial roles and ecclesial authority have continuously been fundamental. And, within the turbulent postwar period, debate over their roles prompted fierce inner controversy. whereas the legacy of race and civil rights lingered good into the Nineteen Nineties, perspectives on women's submission to male authority supplied the main salient try out in which moderates have been pointed out and expelled in a strategy that ended in major splits within the Church. In Flowers's expansive historical past of Southern Baptist girls, the "woman query" is quintessential to nearly each quarter of Southern Baptist crisis: hermeneutics, ecclesial polity, missionary paintings, church-state kinfolk, and denominational background.
Flowers's research, a part of the increasing survey of America's spiritual and cultural panorama after global warfare II, issues to the South's altering id and connects non secular and nearby concerns to the complex dating among race and gender in the course of and after the civil rights circulation. She additionally exhibits how feminism and moving women's roles, behaviors, and practices performed an important half in debates that simmer between Baptists and evangelicals through the country today.
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The SBC male leadership initially resisted any denomination-wide women’s mission group. They believed that such an organization would pull too much from the denomination’s limited monetary resources as well as assume an independence ill-befitting the female sex. Those women who pushed for a denominational organization assuaged the men’s first fear through their fund-raising abilities. From 1845 to 1888, during the first forty-three years of the SBC’s existence, women basically kept the convention’s Home and Foreign Missions boards financially afloat by networking in local mission circles and state chapters.
Speaking in the measured Virginian brogue that also characterized her sermons, she later narrated her story: “I was baptized between the ages of eight and nine. I have, as long as I remember, had a very strong religious interest. ”1 It took Davis years to follow her sense of call. She graduated in 1938 from Meredith College, a Baptist women’s college in Raleigh, North Carolina, with a degree in psychology. She served briefly as the education director for a local Baptist congregation and then became the dean of women at Alderson Broaddus College, a Baptist school in West Virginia.
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Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power since World War II by Elizabeth H. Flowers