God's Last and Only Hope

By Bill J. Leonard,

Book cover of God's Last and Only Hope: The Fragmentation of the Southern Baptist Convention

Book description

Analyzes the recent controversy between moderate and fundamentalist Baptists from an historical perspective

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1 author picked God's Last and Only Hope as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

A liberal Southern Baptist, Leonard describes the fundamentalist takeover of the largest Protestant denomination. The take over accompanied the South’s transformation into a Republican stronghold and made the Christian right a serious force in American politics. Leonard is one of the best-known historians of the Convention and of contemporary religion in the South.

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