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Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)
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is the largest Protestant denomination in the United States and the largest Baptist denomination (Baptists: II) in the world, claiming some 17 million members in over 40,000 churches. The convention began in 1845 as a result of debates over slavery between Baptists North and South, specifically related to the appointment of slaveholding missionaries. Southerners pledged to evangelize the world and supported the Confederacy. After the American Civil War, the denomination was rebuilt through identification with southern …

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Leonard, Bill J., “Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124897>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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