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God Speaks to Us Too

God Speaks to Us  Too Author Susan M. Shaw
ISBN-10 9780813159850
Release 2015-01-13
Pages 322
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Raised as a Southern Baptist in Rome, Georgia, Susan M. Shaw earned graduate degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, was ordained a Southern Baptist minister, and prepared herself to lead a life of leadership and service among Southern Baptists. However, dramatic changes in both the makeup and the message of the Southern Baptist Convention during the 1980s and 1990s (a period known among Southern Baptists as "the Controversy") caused Shaw and many other Southern Baptists, especially women, to reconsider their allegiances. In God Speaks to Us, Too: Southern Baptist Women on Church, Home, and Society, Shaw presents her own experiences, as well as those of over 150 other current and former Southern Baptist women, in order to examine the role, identity, and culture of women in the largest Protestant denomination in the country. The Southern Baptist Convention was established in the United States in 1845 after a schism between Northern and Southern brethren over the question of slavery. Shaw sketches the history of the Southern Baptist faith from its formation, through its dramatic expansion following World War II, to the Controversy and its aftermath. The Controversy began as a successful attempt by fundamentalists within the denomination to pack the leadership and membership of the Southern Baptist Convention (the denomination's guiding body) with conservative and fundamentalist believers. Although no official strictures prohibit a Southern Baptist woman from occupying the primary leadership role within her congregation -- or her own family -- rhetoric emanating from the Southern Baptist Convention during the Controversy strongly discouraged such roles for its women, and church leadership remains overwhelmingly male as a result. Despite the vast difference between the denomination's radical beginnings and its current position among the most conservative American denominations, freedom of conscience is still prized. Shaw identifies "soul competency," or the notion of a free soul that is responsible for its own decisions, as the principle by which many Southern Baptist women reconcile their personal attitudes with conservative doctrine. These women are often perceived from without as submissive secondary citizens, but they are actually powerful actors within their families and churches. God Speaks to Us, Too reveals that Southern Baptist women understand themselves as agents of their own lives, even though they locate their faith within the framework of a highly patriarchal institution. Shaw presents these women through their own words, and concludes that they believe strongly in their ability to discern the voice of God for themselves.



The Woman I Am

The Woman I Am Author Melody Maxwell
ISBN-10 9780817318321
Release 2014-07-09
Pages 269
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She examines magazines published by Woman{u2019}s Missionary Union (WMU), an auxiliary to the SBC: Our Mission Fields (1906{u2013}1914), Royal Service (1914{u2013}1995), Contempo (1970{u2013}1995), and Missions Mosaic (1995{u2013}2006). In them, she traces how WMU writers and editors perceived, constructed, and expanded the lives of southern women. Showing ingenuity and resiliency, these writers and editors continually, though not always consciously, reshaped their ideal of Christian womanhood to better fit the new paths open to women in American culture and Southern Baptist life. Maxwell{u2019}s work demonstrates that Southern Baptists have transformed their views on biblically sanctioned roles for women over a relatively short historical period. How Southern Baptist women perceive women{u2019}s roles in their churches, homes, and the wider world is of central importance to readers interested in religion, society, and gender in the United States.



Into the Pulpit

Into the Pulpit Author Elizabeth H. Flowers
ISBN-10 9780807835340
Release 2012
Pages 288
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Into the Pulpit



Lottie Moon

Lottie Moon Author Regina D. Sullivan
ISBN-10 9780807139325
Release 2011-06-03
Pages 280
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Legendary Southern Baptist missionary Charlotte "Lottie" Moon played a pivotal role in revolutionizing southern civil society. Her involvement in the establishment of the Women's Missionary Union provided white Baptist women with an alternate means of gaining and asserting power within the denomination's organizational structure and changed it forever. In Lottie Moon: A Southern Baptist Missionary to China in History and Legend Regina Sullivan provides the first comprehensive portrait of "Lottie," who not only empowered women but also inspired the formation of one of the most influential religious organizations in the United States. Despite being the daughter of slaveholders in antebellum Virginia, Moon never lived the life of a typical southern belle. Highly educated and influenced by models of independent womanhood, including an older sister who was a woman's rights advocate, an open opponent of slavery, and the first Virginian female to earn a medical degree, Moon followed her sister's lead and utilized her extensive education to successfully combine the language of woman's rights with the egalitarian impulse of evangelical Protestantism. In 1873 Moon found her true calling, however, in missionary work in China. During her tenure there she recommended that the week before Christmas be designated as a time of giving to foreign missions. In response to her vision, thousands of Southern Baptist women organized local missionary societies to collect funds, and in 1888, the Woman's Missionary Union was founded as the Southern Baptist Convention's female auxiliary for missionary work. Sullivan credits Moon's role in the establishment of the Woman's Missionary Union as having a significant impact on the erosion of patriarchal power and women's new engagement with the public sphere. Since her initial plea in 1888, the Missionary Union's annual "Lottie Moon Christmas Offering" has raised over a billion dollars to support missionary work. Lottie Moon captures the influence and culminating effect of one woman's personal, spiritual, and civic calling.



Courage and Hope

Courage and Hope Author Pamela R. Durso
ISBN-10 0865544204
Release 2005
Pages 171
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Courage and Hope: The Stories of Ten Baptist Women Ministers is a collection of essays about Baptist women who have each served in the ministry for over thirty years. Among these women are pastors, church staff members, missionaries, mission organization leaders, and professors. Many of the stories were written by the women, and each story offers insight into its subject's calling, ministry experiences, obstacles, and the mentors and encouragers who supported her. The courage and commitment of these Baptist women ministers offers inspirations and hope to Baptists who affirm women in ministry.



The Southern Baptist Convention

The Southern Baptist Convention Author Jesse C. Fletcher
ISBN-10 WISC:89064059512
Release 1994-09-15
Pages 463
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The Baptist

The Baptist Author
ISBN-10 CHI:097673072
Release 1922
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Choice

Choice Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017987774
Release 2009
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Reflective Faith Workbook

Reflective Faith Workbook Author Susan Maxine Shaw
ISBN-10 157312754X
Release 2014-11-11
Pages 166
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"They didn't teach me that in Sunday school " All those years in Sunday school and no one ever explained why Eve took the blame for the fall when Adam was beside her . . . or why Phoebe was a "servant" when the same word elsewhere was translated as "deacon" . . . or why only Miriam got leprosy when she "and" Aaron both questioned Moses . . . or who made the food for the Last Supper and then cleaned up afterward. These are the questions of reflective faith, a faith that asks hard questions and refuses easy answers, a faith that engages with the world and seeks to change it. In "Reflective Faith," Susan Shaw offers a set of tools to explore difficult issues of biblical interpretation, theology, church history, and ethics- especially as they relate to women. Reflective faith invites intellectual struggle and embraces the unknown; it is a way of discipleship, a way to love God with your mind, as well as your heart, your soul, and your strength. This companion workbook provides individuals and small groups a wide variety of opportunities to put to work the tools introduced in "Reflective Faith." Shaw has crafted superb exercises that will encourage dialogue, interaction, and growth toward greater discipleship.



The Standard

The Standard Author
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433003180449
Release 1900
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Women in Baptist Life

Women in Baptist Life Author Leon McBeth
ISBN-10 WISC:89065289340
Release 1979
Pages 190
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Public Opinion

Public Opinion Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105119139124
Release 1890
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The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822036343077
Release 2008
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New Books on Women and Feminism

New Books on Women and Feminism Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32435081500779
Release 2008
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New Books on Women Gender and Feminism

New Books on Women  Gender and Feminism Author
ISBN-10 UCR:31210024308635
Release 2008
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Jesus Jobs and Justice

Jesus  Jobs  and Justice Author Bettye Collier-Thomas
ISBN-10 0307593053
Release 2010-02-02
Pages 736
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“The Negroes must have Jesus, Jobs, and Justice,” declared Nannie Helen Burroughs, a nationally known figure among black and white leaders and an architect of the Woman’s Convention of the National Baptist Convention. Burroughs made this statement about the black women’s agenda in 1958, as she anticipated the collapse of Jim Crow segregation and pondered the fate of African Americans. Following more than half a century of organizing and struggling against racism in American society, sexism in the National Baptist Convention, and the racism and paternalism of white women and the Southern Baptist Convention, Burroughs knew that black Americans would need more than religion to survive and to advance socially, economically, and politically. Jesus, jobs, and justice are the threads that weave through two hundred years of black women’s experiences in America. Bettye Collier-Thomas’s groundbreaking book gives us a remarkable account of the religious faith, social and political activism, and extraordinary resilience of black women during the centuries of American growth and change. It shows the beginnings of organized religion in slave communities and how the Bible was a source of inspiration; the enslaved saw in their condition a parallel to the suffering and persecution that Jesus had endured. The author makes clear that while religion has been a guiding force in the lives of most African Americans, for black women it has been essential. As co-creators of churches, women were a central factor in their development. Jesus, Jobs, and Justice explores the ways in which women had to cope with sexism in black churches, as well as racism in mostly white denominations, in their efforts to create missionary societies and form women’s conventions. It also reveals the hidden story of how issues of sex and sexuality have sometimes created tension and divisions within institutions. Black church women created national organizations such as the National Association of Colored Women, the National League of Colored Republican Women, and the National Council of Negro Women. They worked in the interracial movement, in white-led Christian groups such as the YWCA and Church Women United, and in male-dominated organizations such as the NAACP and National Urban League to demand civil rights, equal employment, and educational opportunities, and to protest lynching, segregation, and discrimination. And black women missionaries sacrificed their lives in service to their African sisters whose destiny they believed was tied to theirs. Jesus, Jobs, and Justice restores black women to their rightful place in American and black history and demonstrates their faith in themselves, their race, and their God. From the Hardcover edition.



Public Opinion

Public Opinion Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032870811
Release 1889
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