Flowers, Elizabeth Hill.

Into the pulpit : Southern Baptist women and power since World War II / by Elizabeth H. Flowers. - Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2012. - 1 online resource (xii, 263 pages) - JSTOR eBooks .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Into the center pulpit : a dangerous dream -- Redigging the old wells : the Christian woman versus woman's lib -- A rattlesnake in the house : the beginning of the controversy -- First tier in the realm of salvation : gracious submission -- Behold a new thing? : moderate life.

The debate over women's roles in the Southern Baptist Convention's conservative ascendance is often seen as secondary to theological and biblical concerns. Elizabeth Flowers argues, however, that for both moderate and conservative Baptist women--all of whom had much at stake--disagreements that touched on their familial roles and ecclesial authority have always been primary. And, in the turbulent postwar era, debate over their roles caused fierce internal controversy. While the legacy of race and civil rights lingered well into the 1990s, views on women's submission to male authority provided.

0807869988 9780807869987 9781469601823 1469601826

22573/ctt62qnz JSTOR

Baptist women--History.--United States
Sex role--Religious aspects--Southern Baptist Convention--History of doctrines.

Electronic books.

BX6462.3 / .F56 2012