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dc.contributor.advisorHankins, Barry, 1956-
dc.contributor.authorWeaver, Aaron Douglas.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Institute of Church-State Studies.en
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-01T19:19:39Z
dc.date.available2008-10-01T19:19:39Z
dc.date.copyright2008-08
dc.date.issued2008-10-01T19:19:39Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/5213
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 135-150)en
dc.description.abstractIn the last half of the twentieth century, James Dunn has been the most aggressive Baptist proponent for religious liberty in the United States. As the leader of the Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs, Dunn’s understanding of church-state separation was a battleground in the Southern Baptist Controversy of the 1980s. “Conservative Resurgence” leaders opposed Dunn and the Southern Baptist Convention eventually withdrew from the BJC. This thesis analyzes the public career of James Dunn, especially his views on religious liberty. Dunn embodied and articulated a paradigm for Baptist political engagement in the public arena which was based upon the concept of soul freedom: voluntary uncoerced faith and an unfettered individual conscience before God. Dunn defended soul freedom as the historic Baptist basis of religious liberty against critics whom he believed had forfeited their Baptist identity by aligning with the Religious Right and its rejection of church-state separation.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Aaron Douglas Weaver.en
dc.format.extentvii, 150 p.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectDunn, James M., 1932-en
dc.subjectBaptists --- United States -- History.en
dc.subjectFreedom of religion.en
dc.subjectLiberty of conscience.en
dc.subjectChurch and state -- Baptists -- 20th century.en
dc.subjectChristianity and politics --- United Staes -- 20th century.en
dc.subjectChristian ethics.en
dc.subjectBaptists -- Doctrines -- History -- 20th century.en
dc.titleJames M. Dunn and soul freedom: a paradigm for Baptist political engagement in the public arena.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.A.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen
dc.contributor.departmentChurch and State.en


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