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Bill Leonard
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978-0231127028
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Columbia University Press (April 1, 2005)
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This book cries out for use as a textbook for classes on Buddhism in. .

This book cries out for use as a textbook for classes on Buddhism in America. -The Journal of Religion. Unbiased and insightful, Buddhism in America offers a view of how far the Buddhist movement has come in little more than a century and a peek at where it is going at the dawn of a new millennium. Series: Columbia Contemporary American Religion.

Series: Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series. Paperback: 256 pages. In the book 'Islam In America', Jane Smith does a nice job of detailing the basic beliefs of the Muslim religion, but in discussing uncomfortable issues such as "Islamic bombs" or the great conflict with leadership that existed after the death of the Prophet Mohammad, and the contention of expansion, she is seriously lacking in pertinent information.

New Age and Neopagan Religions in America. Columbia University Press.

Series: Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series. Baptists in America introduces readers to this fascinating and diverse denomination, offering a historical and sociological portrait of a group numbering some thirty million members

Series: Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series. Published by: Columbia University Press. DOI: 1. 312/leon12702. Baptists in America introduces readers to this fascinating and diverse denomination, offering a historical and sociological portrait of a group numbering some thirty million members. Bill J. Leonard traces the history of Baptists, beginning with their origins in seventeenth-century Holland and England.

series Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series. Baptists in America introduces readers to this fascinating and diverse denomination, offering a historical and sociological portrait of a group numbering some thirty million members

series Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series.

The Journal of Religion. Volume 86, Number 2 April 2006. Leonard, Baptists in America. Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005. Thomas S. Kidd, Baylor University.

Recommend this journal.

Columbia Contemporary American Religion. Volume 75 Issue 1 - Charles H. Lippy. Do you want to read the rest of this article?

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Baptists are a study in contrasts. From Little Dove Old Regular Baptist Church, up a hollow in the Appalachian Mountains, with its 25-member congregation, to the 18,000-strong Saddleback Valley Church in Orange County, California, where hymns appear on wide-screen projectors; from Jerry Falwell, Jesse Helms, and Tim LaHaye to Martin Luther King Jr., Jesse Jackson, Bill Clinton, and Maya Angelou, Baptist churches and their members have encompassed a range of theological interpretations and held a variety of social and political viewpoints. At first glance, Baptist theology seems classically Protestant in its emphasis on the Trinity, the incarnation of Jesus Christ, the authority of Scripture, salvation by faith alone, and baptism by immersion. Yet the interpretation and implementation of these beliefs have made Baptists one of the most fragmented denominations in the United States. Not surprisingly, they are often characterized as a people who "multiply by dividing." Baptists in America introduces readers to this fascinating and diverse denomination, offering a historical and sociological portrait of a group numbering some thirty million members. Bill J. Leonard traces the history of Baptists, beginning with their origins in seventeenth-century Holland and England. He examines the development of Baptist beliefs and practices, offering an overview of the various denominations and fellowships within Baptism. Leonard also considers the disputes surrounding the question of biblical authority, the ordinances (baptism and the Lord's Supper), congregational forms of church governance, and religious liberty.The social and political divisions among Baptists are often as dramatic, if not more so, than the theological divides. Leonard examines the role of Baptists in the Fundamentalist and Social Gospel movements of the early twentieth century. The Civil Rights movement began in African American Baptist churches. More recently, Baptists have been key figures in the growth of the Religious Right, criticizing the depravity of American popular culture, supporting school prayer, and championing other conservative social causes. Leonard also explores the social and religious issues currently dividing Baptists, including race, the ordination of women, the separation of church and state, and sexuality. In the final chapter Leonard discusses the future of Baptist identity in America.
  • This excellent overview of Baptists history, belief and polity is useful for anyone who wants to understand Baptists better. It's focus on America allows for a deeper look at the denominational fragmentation and the interactions and unity among Baptists than a more global view could reasonably provide.

  • I bought this book for a class I was taking at Seminary. This book had a lot of good, relevant information that helped me write my final paper for the class.

  • This short book (253 pages of text) is a very readable and informative history of Baptists in the United States. Author Bill Leonard split from the Southern Baptist Convention when that group purged theologically liberal leaders and educators but he presents all aspects of the Baptist story quite objectively.

    If Baptists in the pews were asked why they attend a Baptist church instead of another denomination many would not have an answer. As separatists from the Church of England, early Baptists sought to rid themselves of the remaining vestiges of Catholic ritualism found in the Protestant denominations and to pattern their worship and polity after the manner of the primitive New Testament church. Baptists have had a tremendous impact in this country for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. However, there have been times when Baptists failed the Gospel miserably (slavery, segregation, hyper-nationalism). Under the "Baptist" umbrella you'll find a diverse, independent bunch that defies broad categorization but of all the historic mainline Protestant denominations, churches (some, not all) of the Baptist tradition remain most faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    For any Baptist who desires to know the essentials of the history of their faith tradition this book is an outstanding resource. I appreciated the fact that, although this book is part of Columbia University's Contemporary American Religion series, it doesn't get bogged down in overwrought academese. Excellent!