Tom MacWright

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Tom MacWright

I read The Southern Baptists: A Subculture in Transition by Ellen MacGilvra Rosenberg on

Review

Amazed that there aren’t any reviews for this one… I’m still reading it, to be honest, but I’m really into it. This hits that really cool point in religious studies writing where stereotypes, races, genders, and cultures are all taken correctly into account and seen as real factors on the development of religion. It does get a little intense at points: it’s clear that Rosenberg does not identify as an agrarian Baptist southerner, but, given the lack of similar works, it has a responsibility to be a little over-the-top in introducing so many principles and facts of the Southern Baptist tradition which are probably obvious for someone deeply involved, but rather opaque to the outside world.

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