Item description for A Matter of Conviction: A History of Southern Baptist Engagement with the Culture by Jerry Sutton & James T. Draper, Jr....
Overview A Matter of Conviction chronicles the history of the ERLC against the backdrop of "culture war" challenges that drive the larger movement of evangelical activism, from the organization''s earliest days to its current activities under the leadership of conservative values champion Dr. Richard Land. Author and renowned pastor Jerry Sutton anchors his writing in the biblical mandate for cultural engagement, a biblical understanding of the relationship between church and society, and the rise of Baptist influence in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Publishers Description The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) is the public policy arm of America's largest Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention, and is dedicated to addressing social, moral, and ethical concerns, paying particular attention to their impact on U.S. families and their faith. "A Matter of Conviction "chronicles the history of the ERLC against the backdrop of "culture war" challenges that drive the larger movement of evangelical activism, from the organization's earliest days to its current activities under the leadership of conservative values champion Dr. Richard Land. Author and renowned pastor Jerry Sutton anchors his writing in the biblical mandate for cultural engagement, a biblical understanding of the relationship between church and society, and the rise of Baptist influence in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This heartfelt book will interest all who are passionate about preserving the Christian values upon which America was founded.
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Studio: B&H Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.03" Width: 6.4" Height: 1.61" Weight: 1.22 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2008
Publisher Broadman And Holman
ISBN 0805447555 ISBN13 9780805447552
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More About Jerry Sutton & James T. Draper, Jr.
Jerry Sutton is the pastor of Two Rivers Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He holds a Ph.D. in Church History from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is also the author of "The Baptist Reformation." Sutton and his wife Fern have two daughters."
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Sacrilegious Waste of God's money May 14, 2008
If there is any wonder of why the Southern Baptist numbers are declining, the three peoples names on this puff piece for Richard Land are part of the reason. While Jimmy Draper was at Life Way the numbers speak for them self. Richard Land is touted as the champion of conservatives, you can guess who gave him the title. And, as the policy arm of the Southern Baptist, I hope someone can come up with one policy he has championed. I thought the book that God gave us was all the policy we needed. I like his saying that George Bush had the right to go to war and the Republican party should take in the religious right and he wanted a consummation of the marriage not a ring. Look at the cover and you can see the book is about Richard and not the ERLC, that most Baptist don't know what he or the ERLC does or has done to advance the cause of Christ. And, proclaimed from the cover, the renowned pastor Jerry Sutton is really a work of wannabe. He is being sued for spending the Two Rivers Baptist Church money (God's) with no accounting. He has spent more time at the book store, fancy restaurants, far away places and this gave him little time for God's work at the church or to write a book. And, just a few of the above is reason to close down the ERLC and Broadman and Holman shoud be ashamed. I will guess the reason Jerry Sutton's name is on the book as author is , no prolific and legitimate writer would be associated with this puff piece on Richard Land. If Sutton still has his Two rivers credit card, he can give this book and early boost in sales and Bobby Reed can attest to his paying the credit card charges off with cash. What a waste of God's money and good paper and ink.