Anatomy of a Schism: How Clergywomen's Narratives Reinterpret the Fracturing of the Southern Baptist Convention

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$40.19
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Univ Tennessee Press
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224
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6.0 X 8.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
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Paperback
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9781621901785

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About the Author

EILEEN R. CAMPBELL-REED is associate professor of practical theology at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee, and codirector of the Learning Pastoral Imagination Project, a longitudinal study of ministry. She is the author of Being Baptist: A Resource for Individual and Group Study and numerous articles about women in ministry.

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Eileen Campbell-Reed has taken a fascinating denominational schism and rendered it in a new and plausible way. She has accomplished something most of us who have worked on Southern Baptists are ill-equipped to do, and therefore makes a unique and important contribution to the study of Southern Baptists in particular and religion in America more broadly. This is a well-argued work of scholarship based on solid evidence. Barry Hankins, author of "Baptists in America: A History"
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Drawing on rich conversation with Southern Baptist clergywomen, Eileen Campbell-Reed tells the story of the Convention s late twentieth-century tumult from a wholly new and fascinating angle. In giving voice to specific women, she transforms them from "object "to "living subjects," from "problem" to "agents" and issues a clarion call to all of us, showing how gender can both distort and renew the Christian gospel. "Anatomy of a Schism "is a wonderful example of qualitative research, a savvy analysis of gender, and a unique examination of theology-in-the-making. Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, co-author of "Christian Practical Wisdom: What It Is, and Why It Matters"
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By highlighting five women ministers and analyzing their stories from a psychological perspective, Campbell-Reed fills a gap in the scholarship of the Southern Baptist battles and adds depth to an increasingly sophisticated conversation on the significant role of women and gender in fragmenting America s largest Protestant denomination. In the process, she also furnishes an engaging read, giving eloquent testimony to the creativity and courage of these women in pursuing a call that put them at odds with their religious culture.
Elizabeth Flowers, author of "Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power since World War II"
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"Eileen Campbell-Reed has taken a fascinating denominational schism and rendered it in a new and plausible way. She has accomplished something most of us who have worked on Southern Baptists are ill-equipped to do, and therefore makes a unique and important contribution to the study of Southern Baptists in particular and religion in America more broadly. This is a well-argued work of scholarship based on solid evidence." --Barry Hankins, author of Baptists in America: A History

"Drawing on rich conversation with Southern Baptist clergywomen, Eileen Campbell-Reed tells the story of the Convention's late twentieth-century tumult from a wholly new and fascinating angle. In giving voice to specific women, she transforms them from object to living subjects, from problem to agents and issues a clarion call to all of us, showing how gender can both distort and renew the Christian gospel. Anatomy of a Schism is a wonderful example of qualitative research, a savvy analysis of gender, and a unique examination of theology-in-the-making." --Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, co-author of Christian Practical Wisdom: What It Is, and Why It Matters


"By highlighting five women ministers and analyzing their stories from a psychological perspective, Campbell-Reed fills a gap in the scholarship of the Southern Baptist battles and adds depth to an increasingly sophisticated conversation on the significant role of women and gender in fragmenting America's largest Protestant denomination. In the process, she also furnishes an engaging read, giving eloquent testimony to the creativity and courage of these women in pursuing a call that put them at odds with their religious culture."
--Elizabeth Flowers, author of Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power since World War II