Academic journal article Baptist History and Heritage

Editorial

Academic journal article Baptist History and Heritage

Editorial

Article excerpt

The summer/fall issue of Baptist History and Heritage usually consists of selected papers read at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Historical Society the previous spring. This year's, issue continues that tradition. Society members and other interested people gathered at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, May 26-28 for the 1999 annual meeting. The meeting was especially full this year--both in attendance and in the number of program personalities.

Several of the presentations centered around issues of education for Southern Baptists. The Kansas City area has been the scene of conflict for Baptists and differing views of theological education. Jerry Faught discussed a story of an explicit controversy--the story of Ralph Elliott and the reaction to his book, The Genesis Story. Molly Marshall presented a history of Central Baptist Theological Seminary that includes the long and rich association of Southern Baptists with this American Baptist institution. The Southern Baptist decision to form a new seminary in the region was traced by Steve Prescott's paper, a story both of growth and increasing tension between two of the Baptist families in the Midwest. These presentations are a few of the articles that you will find in this edition. You will have many reactions to these articles. …

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