I am not a scholar of religion in the American South. Nor am I an expert on the Southern Baptists or the so-called “conservative resurgence” in the 1980s. But ever since I started writing posts about this whole Paige Patterson mess, people (mostly non-Southern Baptists) have been asking me for good books on the history of the conservative takeover of the Convention.
What scholarly books would you recommend on this subject? Here are a few that I have found helpful over the years:
Nancy Ammerman, Baptist Battles
Barry Hankins, Uneasy in Babylon
Barry Hankins and Thomas Kidd, Baptists in America: A History