The History of the “Conservative Resurgence” in the Southern Baptist Convention

UneasyI 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

3 thoughts on “The History of the “Conservative Resurgence” in the Southern Baptist Convention

  1. What about, “Steeplejacking: How the Christian Right is Hijacking Mainstream Religion” (2007) by Sheldon Culver (Author), John Dorhauer (Author), and Frederick Clarkson (Introduction)?

    A quote from the forward “It’s about power.”

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