Binkley : a congregational history /

"This book examines how a Southern Baptist congregation emerged as a bastion of liberal Christianity in late twentieth-century Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Andrew B. Gardner narrates a detail-rich history, from the late 1950s to the 2010s, of the Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church through...

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Author / Creator: Gardner, Andrew B., 1990- (Author)
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Edition:First edition.
Imprint: Knoxville : The University of Tennessee Press, [2023]
Series:America's Baptists.
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Online Access:Click here for full text at Project MUSE
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Summary:"This book examines how a Southern Baptist congregation emerged as a bastion of liberal Christianity in late twentieth-century Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Andrew B. Gardner narrates a detail-rich history, from the late 1950s to the 2010s, of the Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church through the lens of its social witness mission. While it is a concrete congregational history of a single church community-with profiles of prominent members like the University of North Carolina men's basketball coach Dean Smith and influential clergy like Robert Seymour and Linda Jordan-Gardner also uses the story to examine how congregations more generally change and evolve. He contends that recurring conflicts on various issues in the life of a congregation-in Binkley's case, from building projects to civil rights, women's ordination, and LGBTQ inclusion-are the primary drivers of its development"--
Item Description:Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 11, 2023).
Physical Description:1 online resource (xv, 213 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781621908043
1621908046